24-year-old Blessing Edet has been arrested after she stabbed her fiancé, Edet Ebong, to death with a kitchen knife for his incessant sexual demands.
In her defense, Blessing said Ebong got angry and pounced on her after she refused him sex.
Blessing recounted the incident which happened on August 18, saying: “We lay down to sleep and he started making advances on me for sex. I told him I had a hectic day and was tired. He flared up and started beating me.
“He broke the standing mirror in the room and injured me above my left eye with the broken glass. In defence, I ran to pick up the kitchen knife I had used while preparing ‘Indomie’ noodles for him.
“I mistakenly stabbed him in the stomach.”
Rather than look for ways to stem the blood flowing out from his stomach, Ebong allegedly continued to chase his lover around the room until he became too weak.
“After stabbing him, the fight continued. He went under the bed, brought out a cutlass and said he was going to kill me. It was at this point that my younger brother who had been trying to stop us, but to no avail, rushed out to call neighbours.
“My landlord heard the shout and rushed into our room. He saw Edet bleeding while I was holding a knife. He alerted the police and Edet was rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately he died two days after.”
“Edet was my fiancé. We have been in a relationship for about 18 months now. However, six months ago, he had trouble with his accommodation; so I told him to move in with me since we were already engaged.
“We have never had a misunderstanding before. But on that fateful day, I had just returned from the day’s business and was resting when he came in. Edet came in drunk. He requested I prepare ‘Indomie’ noodles for him, which I did.
“After eating, he asked me of the engagement ring he had given to me. I told him it was on the table.
“This was before he started beating me. Sincerely, I stabbed him unintentionally, even while he was in the hospital, I prayed he would survive. I don’t know what came over him that day. We had good plans for the future. He was not just a lover but also a brother.”
They had been engaged for the past 18 months and were at the verge of finalising their marriage plans when the unfortunate incident happened.