Okada operator beats wife to death for refusing to breastfeed baby

September 14, 2019
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The police in Ogun State have arrested one Kingsley Maduekwe for beating his wife to death.

A statement issued on Friday by police spokesman, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi  said Maduekwe allegedly committed the crime on Wednesday September 11, 2019.

The 40-year-old commercial motorcyclist popularly called okada allegedly killed his wife, identified as Glory Maduekwe at about 11.30pm, following a misunderstanding over breastfeeding of their new baby.

He said: ‘’The arrest of the suspect followed a report by one Chief Rafiu Gbadamosi, the Baale of Egando in Atan-Ota that the couple have a minor misunderstanding as a result of which the husband beat the wife to death at about 11:30pm.

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‘’On the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer(DPO) 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 nursing 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. The corpse of the victim has been deposited at the morgue in General Hospital, Ota, for post mortem examination.

Oyeyemi added that the suspect had been transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation and prosecution.

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