A 45-year-old man, Ademuyiwa Adelogba, has died after his wife’s family allegedly battered him over plan to marry another wife. The incident happened in the Akoko South East Local Government Area of Ondo State.
It was reported that the deceased informed his wife, Itunnu of his intention which sparked a disagreement between them. Ademuyiwa allegedly pounced on his wife who lost consciousness. Itunnu was subsequently rushed to a nearby hospital.
A source said that Itunnu’s family was enraged with the news of their daughter’s maltreatment. Some members of the woman’s family were said to have matched to Ademuyiwa;s house and attacked him with sticks and other weapons. The man died in the process.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident said one person has been arrested in connection with the killing.
He said the principal suspect, Adeola Adegboyega, has been arrested and transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for investigation.
“Some of our members have been dispatched to the community to avert looming reprisal attack and also to maintain peace in the area,” he said.