Ogun State Police Command has arrested Kingsley Madukwe, a 40-year-old okada rider, for allegedly beating his wife, Glory Madukwe to death on Wednesday.
It was gathered that police knew about the incident by a report made by Chief Rafiu Gbadamosi, the Baale of Egando in Atan, Ado-Odo/Ita Local Government area of the state.
Rafiu told the police that the couple had minor misunderstanding as a result of which the husband beat the wife to death at about 11:30pm on Wednesday.
Reacting to the incident the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the DPO Atan Ota division, SP Salau Abiodun, led his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect, who is an indigene of Ihiala in Anambra State, narrated 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 noted.
The PPRO also said that the deceased wife got up and went to the sitting room without carrying the baby.
This was said to have angered the husband, consequent upon which he drew his wife back and “gave her a hot slap.”
He said the woman fell down and gave up the ghost.
The corpse had since been deposited at the General Hospital, Ota mortuary for post mortem.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP 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,” he also disclosed.