Man, 42 allegedly killed by lover’s lover in Benin

Inspector General of Police, Idris

By Osahon Osa

A 42 year old man and father of four children, Mr Dickson Igbinoba, allegedly met his untimely end during a fight with his lover’s other lover, Mr Osakioya Egavoen, in Benin City, Edo State.

The duo were said to have engaged in a superiority duel over their 37 year old female mistress, Miss Osasogie Edo-Ekhator.

The incident which was confirmed by the Edo Police Command, occurred at the woman’s residence in Obasuyi Street, Egor quarters in Egor council area of the state.

According to police sources, the victim had answered the lady, Edo-Ekhator’s call while relaxing at her house and discovered the caller to be a rival. 

The caller who was later identified to be Osakioya Egavoen, 41, with five children, then drove to the woman’s house to meet the late Igbinoba. They exchanged words, the fight ensued and Igbinoba ended up dead.

Egavoen who quickly fled the scene was few days later, apprehended by officers of the Ogida Police station. 

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It was further learnt that the suspect’s wife and children have fled their homes in fear that aggrieved members of the deceased’s family may attack them. 

Meanwhile, Edo-Ekhator, a mother of four children for two other men is also in police custody.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Chidi Nwabuzor disclosed this, adding that they, the woman and her alleged killer-lover have made their statements.


  1. Comment: other women of similar character should learn from this misfortune,a woman of four children for two men is now in the middle of a fight of two young men one now deceased .l think we have much to learn from the incident


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