35 year old Nigerian woman, Adebamiro Temitope, pictured left, has been arrested by the New Castle Police in Delaware, Philadelphia for stabbing her 37 year old Nigerian husband and father of her two children, Adeyinka Adebamiro to death over allegations of abuse and cheating.
The woman accused her husband of constant abuse and claimed he cheated on her with several women including her sister and their nanny’s daughter.
According to Delaware Online, neighbors alerted the police after screams and shouting was heard emanating from the couple’s home in the 1300 block of Healy Courton in New castle on Thursday April 23rd. When the police got to their home, they found Adeyinka in the pool of his blood with a 4 inch single stab wound just below his neck which severed his carotid artery and jugular vein.
Temitope told the police during interrogation that she and her late husband had been married for 10 years with two children and he’d abused her for most of their marriage. She said the real trouble between them started when she found out her husband was sleeping with her own sister as well as the daughter of their nanny and other women. She said that the nanny had lived with them for two years.
Temitope also told investigators her husband had sent her to Nigeria for several months and after returning in December, she had to stay in a hotel near the Philadelphia airport for four days because her husband refused to let her into their Red Lion home.
He then paid for her to fly back to Nigeria for a few more months, according to documents. About this time, she learned that her husband had spent Christmas with the nanny’s daughter.
The husband later flew out to Nigeria and flew back with her to Philadelphia. As he showed her the cameras inside their home over his cellphone, Temitope saw the nanny’s daughter inside the home, documents claim.
At one point, Temitope saw several texts and images in her husband’s phone, which she took pictures of using her cellphone. Some of the pictures included images of her sister and the nanny’s daughter. The documents do not detail the images beyond that.
As the investigation drew to the night before the killing, police learned the couple had been talking and watching television on the couch about 9 p.m. Wednesday. Temitope and her husband began arguing after he discovered the photos she’d taken on her cellphone and he began erasing them, according to court papers.
As he yelled at her, Temitope told police there was a power outage at which time she went to the kitchen until power returned, according to documents.
Investigators checked with Delmarva Power, which indicated no such power outage occurred at that time, police said.
Temitope then told police that when the power returned, she found her husband in the first-floor bedroom lying in the bed. As she got closer to him, she saw a knife on the ground which she picked up and took to the kitchen. according to documents.
As she put it away, she noticed blood on the tip and that’s when she realized that he was stabbed, the papers said.
While not admitting to the killing, the court papers claim Temitope changed her story several times about what happened in the bedroom, including to say that she entered first and her husband followed her in with the knife but that he later dropped it.
Temitope suggested that her husband stabbed himself, according to the papers. The autopsy, according to the papers, said the homicide was a single stab wound just below the victim’s neck, about 2 inches off the center line. The stab was 4 inches deep and severed the victim’s carotid artery and jugular vein.
When police told Temitope that this was not a suicide, the woman “began nodding her head in agreement,” according to court documents.
Temitope was charged with first-degree murder and other charges. She was arraigned and committed to the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution where she is being held without bail.