Man slaps wife to death over breastfeeding

A 40-year-old man, Kingsley Madukwe, beat his 40-year-old wife and nursing mother Glory Madukwe to death because she refused to breastfeed their baby

The Ogun police command arrested the suspect, an Okada man, was arrested after Chief Rafiu Gbadamosi, the Baale of Egando in Atan, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government area of the state, reported the incident.

The Baale had told the police that the couple had a minor misunderstanding as a result of which the husband beat the wife to death at about 11:30pm on Wednesday.

A statement by 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,” Oyeyemi said.

The PPRO added 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 of the victim 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,” Oyeyemi said.