Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command on September 11, 2019 arrested one Kingsley Madukwe, 40, for beating his 40-year-old wife, Glory Madukwe, to death.
The arrest of the suspect followed a report by Chief Rafiu Gbadamosi, the Baale of Egando in Atan-Ota, Ogun State, 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, the Divisional Police Officer of Atan Ota Division, SP Salau Abiodun, led his detectives to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, 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.
He stated further that the victim 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, Madukwe said.
The corpse of the victim has been deposited at the General Hospital, Ota mortuary for post mortem examination.
The Commissioner, Ogun State Police Command, 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.