Mother of eight slapped to death by her husband for refusing to breastfeed baby
Tragedy struck the home of the Madukwes in Ogun state, as the matriarch of the family met her untimely death allegedly in the hands of her husband.
The 40-year-old mother of eight, who was identified as Glory Madukwe was allegedly slapped to death by her husband at their Egando resident area of of Ogun state.
Her offence according to witnesses was her refusal to breastfeed their crying one-month-old baby.
The deceased who complained of tiredness, slumped and died after her enraged 40-year-old commercial motorcyclist (Okada rider) husband, Kingsley Madukwe allegedly slapped her as she tried leaving the bedroom for the living room.
Spokesman for the Nigeria Police in Ogun state, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident, saying the suspect was arrested on Wednesday September 11.
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 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 General Hospital Ota mortuary for post mortem examination.”
Kingsley has been transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.