Husband kills wife in Ogun for refusing to breastfeed baby
The Ogun state Police command has arrested a 50-year old man, Kingsley Madukwe for allegedly beating his wife, Glory Madukwe to death..
The NewsTrack gathered that Kingsley allegedly slapped his 40-year-old wife for her refusal to breastfeed the crying baby.
The woman a mother of eight, who had a month-old baby was slapped severally by her husband.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed this to our correspondent in Abeokuta
The suspect, a commercial motorcyclist was said to have been enraged when his late wife abandoned the crying baby, reportedly drew her back while she was leaving the bedroom for the leaving room and slapped her.
According to the Police Image Maker, the issue turned deadly as his wife who had complained of tiredness reportedly fell down and died on the spot.
The suspect was arrested on Wednesday after 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.
The police spokesman added, “On the strength of the report, the DPO 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 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”