A 23-year-old hairdresser, Opeyemi Adamson, has allegedly killed her neighbour, Taiwo Olowookere, at their house in the Meiran area of Lagos State.PUNCH Metro gathered that 28-year-old Taiwo lived with the suspect’s mother-in-law, who accommodated her after she separated from her husband.
Opeyemi, who lived with her husband, stayed in the same compound as the victim.
The duo was said to have nursed animosity towards each other until Friday, August 24 when things took a tragic turn. The deceased had reportedly complained about Opeyemi’s eight-month-old baby, saying the child’s noise disturbed her.
The suspect reportedly insulted her, which led to an exchange of words. Taiwo, who reported the incident to the police before her death, said her assailant became angry after she (Taiwo) called her shaku-shaku woman (useless person), adding that she stabbed her in the neck. She had said, “About three months ago, I had a problem with my husband. The woman I was staying with was her (Opeyemi) mother-in-law.
“On a particular day, my child was ill and I took him to a hospital. When I returned, I greeted her, but she refused to respond. That was when our misunderstanding started.“Around 7 am on August 24, I went to bath my child. While doing that, her child started making a noise. I called her that her child was disturbing me, but she abused me.
“She started cursing me and I called her shaku-shaku woman. She asked why I would call her such a name. She said she would show me what a shaku-shaku woman was like. She went inside and brought out a knife which she used to stab me in the neck.” PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim reported the case at the Meiran Police Station and Opeyemi was arrested.
Taiwo was taken to a local medical centre where she was treated until her death.