The Ogun State Police Command has arrested Kingsley Madukwe, a 40-year-old man for allegedly slapping his wife, Glory Madukwe, to death.
Kingsley allegedly slapped his wife, a mother of eight who was nursing a month-old baby because she refused to breastfeed the crying baby.
This was disclosed in a statement released on Friday, September 13, 2019 by the Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
The refusal of the wife to breastfeed the one-month old baby has enraged the husband, a motorcycle rider.
The suspect reportedly drew the wife back while she was leaving the bedroom for the living room and slapped her.
According to the Police Command’s Spokesperson, it was the slap that led to the death of the woman who has earlier complained of tiredness, as she reportedly slumped and died after the slap.
It was disclosed that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 after the Police Command was informed by one Chief Rafiu Gbadamosi, the Baale of Egando in Atan-Ota, that the couple had a misunderstanding which resulted to the husband beating the wife to death at around 11.30p.m.
Oyeyemi said, “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 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 and gave up the ghost. The corpse of the victim has been deposited at the General Hospital Ota mortuary for postmortem.”
The Police Command Public Relations Officer said the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.