Two herbalists identified as Quadri and Adma have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stabbing to death two friends, Wasiu Balogun and Wale Aderinto.
According to Punch, the incident happened last Tuesday after a teenage girl, Kabirat, a sister to the herbalists, came to Wasiu’s house and his wife Mutiat scolded her for refusing to greet the people in her home. An altercation ensued and Kabirat left in anger only for her brothers, the herbalists, to storm Wasiu’s apartment, strip his wife Mutiat naked and beat her up.
Newsmen gathered that when neighbours tried to intervene, the men threatened to hurt them with charms. Wasiu and his friend returned from their workplaces in Ebute-Meta in Lagos to meet to the abused woman. The two men confronted the herbalists brothers, leading to them being stabbed to death.
The police was then alerted by the neighbours.
Speaking with newsmen, here’s what Mutiat said:
“There was no fight on that Tuesday. The girl came to our house and ignored everybody. People in the house scolded her for it.
“When the girl left, her brothers came some minutes later. They are herbalists. Their father is also a native doctor. They came with charms and knives. They beat me up. They stripped me. Neighbours tried to restrain them, but they threatened them.
“When my husband and his friend came back from work, he was angry and he went to their house. They attacked him and his friend with knives. They were both stabbed to death.”
A neighbour, Olumide, added this:
“The suspects’ family worships Osanyin. They were involved in a similar violence sometime last year, but they were pardoned. The man and his friend had gone to talk to them for manhandling his wife.
“The herbalists first attacked the friend, and when Wasiu held them, they stabbed him too. It was one of us who reported the matter at the police station. Wasiu had five children from his first wife, but I don’t know how many children Mutiat has for him.”
Confirming the incident, the Ogun State acting Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the herbalists have been arrested and the case was under invesitgation by the police.