A middle-aged man has fled his home after allegedly beating his wife to death. The deceased, Mujidat, 42, was carrying a four-month pregnancy when the tragedy occurred.
The suspect (names withheld) committed the murder in Apata area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, last week. It was learnt that thedeceased challenged her husband to explain the reason he was having a love affair with another woman. She was said to have caughtthe husband with the woman in his car.
According to a police source, a hot argument ensued, leading to a fight between the couple. Mujidat, it said, died during the fight.Police spokesperson Mrs Olabisi Ilobanafor, said the case was reported at the Apata Police Division by the deceased’s father, Pa Rufus Tijani, who accused the suspect of killing his pregnant daughter. The suspect, she said, had since fled, abandoning his home and car.
She said Mujidat’s corpse had been deposited at the morgue of the Oyo State Hospital, Adeoyo, off Ring Road, Ibadan.
Ilobanafor, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), said that police were on the suspect’s trail, assuring: “Wherever he is hiding, I advise him to report himself because he must come and explain his role in the criminal act.”
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