Husband machetes wife over sexual harassment allegation

A distressing incident involving a man identified as Kehinde Olanipekun has come to light, where he allegedly attacked his wife, Damilola, with a machete and then fled the scene. The incident occurred at their residence in Idasen Community in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo state.

The troubling sequence of events began when Damilola accused her husband of sexually harassing her 14-year-old daughter, who is not biologically related to Kehinde but is her stepdaughter from a previous relationship. Damilola’s daughter had reported this disturbing behavior to her mother, prompting her to confront her husband about it.

Olanipekun did not deny the accusations but apologized to Damilola. However, the following day, he launched a violent attack on his wife with a machete. He initially claimed he was going to work but returned home shortly after, locked the door, and assaulted her with the weapon. The attack was unprovoked and left Damilola with severe injuries.

Damilola was fortunate that her neighbors heard her cries for help and attempted to rescue her. However, Olanipekun had locked the door from the inside, making it difficult for them to access the house. Eventually, they managed to get inside and provide assistance to Damilola, who was in dire need of medical attention.

She was swiftly taken to the Federal Medical Centre in Owo. However, due to the severity of her injuries, she was later referred to another medical facility for further treatment.

Damilola herself shared her harrowing experience, recounting the events leading up to the attack. She mentioned that her daughter had informed her of the sexual harassment by her husband, which deeply disturbed her and prompted her to confront him.

The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident and revealed that the suspect, Kehinde Olanipekun, is currently on the run and has not yet been apprehended. The police have initiated a search for the suspect and have commenced their investigation into the matter.

This incident highlights the importance of addressing domestic violence and ensuring the safety and well-being of victims. It also underscores the need for authorities to promptly apprehend and bring to justice those responsible for such violent acts.