Newlywed Stella Akiri played Rihanna’s ‘Love on the Brain’ on repeat after husband Jude Akiri allegedly allowed her to have sex with another man, a court heard on Wednesday .
The newlywed wife sang a raunchy Rihanna hit to taunt her husband about her younger lover – before he snapped to attack her with a machete.
Court heard the song included the verse: “…but it f*** me so good. And I can’t get enough.”
Her teacher husband allegedly flew into a rage when wife said she was leaving him for neighbour Belema Iyamu, 37, having allowed the lovers to meet up for sex.
Stephen Onyeso defending, said before Mrs Mrs. Stella was attacked, she repeatedly played the Rihanna song on a stereo at their home, and repeatedly rewinded the explicit verse to “taunt” him.
Mr Stephen said: “You put some music on didn’t you. Music called ‘Love on the Brain’ by Rihanna.
“You kept on replaying the part of the song ‘but it f**** me so good. And I can’t get enough’ and you started to laugh.
“You specifically chose that song.”
Mrs. Stella admitted playing the song on repeat, but denied she rewound it to repeat the particular verse.
Mr. Stephen said Mr. Jude told her to leave him alone, saying he just wanted to pack his things and leave – but Mrs. Stella was determined to mock him about their sex life.
Mr. Stephen said: “He wasn’t responding to any of your taunts was he, so you became more aggressive to him.
“In drink you said ‘the pair of you don’t know how to satisfy us sexually so that’s why we f*** each other’.”
Mrs Stella denied saying any of those words, replying: “Oh no, that’s so not true.”
Mr. Stephen also claimed she only ended up with paint on her when her husband threw a pallet into the air, and attacked her with a 2ft-long machete only after she charged at him up their stairs.
Mr. Stephen said: “You saw he had a machete in his hands before he hit you. You said to him ‘you’re too much of a p***y to use that’ and continued to charge at him.”
Mrs. Stephen replied: “That’s not true at all.”
Port Harcourt Magistrate Court heard Mr. Akiri bludgeoned his wife around the head with the blade after covering her in paint – leaving her with a gashed forehead and fractured skull.
Prosecutor James Chibundu said the couple had been married for a year before moving from Warri Port Harcourt to work in a school.
“There was a slightly unusual aspect to their relationship, in that three to four weeks after moving to Port Harcourt she had sex with a local man called Iyamu.
“Her husband had no problem with her having sex with this man, but after time she became emotionally involved with Iyamu.
“He had a problem with this and began checking her Facebook and realised a relationship was beginning between them.
“He couldn’t accept this and the matter came to a head with him attacking her with a machete.
“When he swung the machete at her head he intended to kill her.”
Mr Jude, has admitted one count of causing bodily harm with intent but denies attempted murder.
The trial continues