38-year-old man Shina Kasali, has been apprehended by the Ogun State command of the Nigerian Police Force for allegedly beating his wife Sofiat to death.
The incident, which happened Abosule in Agbado, Ifo LGA on Saturday, started with an argument between in couple.
It was gathered that the couple had an argument following the deceased’s accusation that her husband was looking at the private part of a prostitute who sat on the other side.
The man, who was angered by the accusation, descended on his wife, an incident which escalated the already tense situation between them.
The police stated that the the incident was reported to the police after the deceased died while been rushed to the hospital.
Spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said Babatunde reported that the couple had a minor disagreement when Kasali refused his wife from going to fetch water when he wanted to.
“He stated further that the argument led to a scuffle between the two, consequent upon which the suspect beat the deceased to coma. She died on the way to hospital.
“Upon the report, Agbado Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Olatunji Omonijo, a Chief Superintendent (CSP) led his detectives to the scene where the suspect was apprehended.
“On interrogation, the suspect claimed to be a butcher and that he has been out of job for some months now and the wife was taking advantage of that to disrespect him.
“The corpse of the victim has been deposited at Ifo General Hospital morgue for post mortem investigation, while the matter has been transferred to homicide section, State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID)for further action,” said Oyeyemi.