A 40-years-old man, Kingsley Madukwe has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly beating his wife, Glory Madukwe to death at their residence in Atan-Ota area of the State.
The suspect, according to a release by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta yesterday was arrested on Wednesday, September, 11 following a report by one Chief Rafiu Gbadamosi, the Baale of Egando in Atan-Ota that the couple had a minor misunderstanding as a result of which the husband beat the wife to death at about 11:30pm.
On the strength of the report, Oyeyemi said, the DPO Atan Ota division, Salau Abiodun led his detectives to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested.
The suspect, an okada rider who is an indigene of Ihiala in Anambra State, stated that his late wife, a mother of eight was having a month old baby and that the baby was crying which made him to wake his wife up to breastfeed the baby, but she refused, claiming that she was too tired to breastfeed the baby at that time.
The suspect further stated that the wife got up and was going to the sitting room, leaving the baby behind and this got him annoyed, consequent upon which he drew her back and gave her a hot slap.
“The woman there and then fell down and gave up the ghost. The corpse of the victim has been deposited at the General Hospital Ota mortuary for post mortem examination”, Oyeyemi disclosed.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.