A businessman based in Ogun State, identified as Wole has allegedly killed his 30-year-old wife, Rafiat Okewole.
The incident was said to have happened on Odelusi Street, in the Ijoko area of Ota, Ogun State where the couple live differently.
It was gathered that Okewole died during a disagreement that ensued when she visited her husband in the Gas Line area of Ijoko on Sunday to collect money for her children’s upkeep.
The late woman was said to have berated her husband for his failure to provide for their children which led Wole to allegedly smash Okewole’s head against the wall during her Sunday visit.
The suspect’s neighbours were said to have immediately rushed Okewole to the hospital in a bid to save her life but she was declared dead at the hospital.
The suspect has been arrested by the police following complaint laid by the deceased siblings.
Reacting to the incident, one of the deceased’s brothers, Akinola Shittu, lamented the manner at which his sister died.
He said, “My elder brother called me on Sunday evening to inform me that Rafiat died. I asked what happened and he told me that it was reported to him that Wole smashed her head against the wall of his house when she went to ask for money for the upkeep of their kids.
“This happened at Wole’s Gas Line, Ijoko residence on Sunday around 3pm.
“Immediately, I rushed to the house and I saw that neighbours had already gathered and my sister was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. I am devastated.
“I later learnt that one of my brothers who lives nearby reported the case at Sango Police Station which led to Wole’s arrest.”
On her part, the deceased’s sister, Basirat Liasu, recalled that the incident happened in the presence of Okewole’s daughter who accompanied her to Wole’s house.
Liasu said, “I learnt on Sunday from one of our elder sisters that Rafiat died due to injuries inflicted on her by her husband, Wole, who hit her head against the wall in his house.
“Rafiat was not living with Wole as of the time of the incident because she was Wole’s second wife. Though, his first wife also packed out earlier in the year.
“She went there to ask for money for the children’s upkeep. One of her children who accompanied her to the house told neighbours that her father hit her mother’s head on the wall.”
Contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident.
She said Wole was already in police custody.