A 40-year-old man, Kingsley Madukwe, has slapped his wife to death for refusing to breastfeed their baby.
Glory, his wife, was said to have been leaving the bedroom for the living room before the angry Kingsley dragged her back and slapped her for ignoring the crying baby.
The suspect, a motorcycle rider has since been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesman of the command, said the deceased, a mother of eight, had complained of tiredness and had died on the spot after the slap.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested on Wednesday after a report by one Rafiu Gbadamosi, the Baale of Egando in Atan-Ota, that the couple had a minor misunderstanding as a result of which the husband beat the wife to death at about 11:30pm.
“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,” Oyeyemi said.
He added that Bashir Makama, the Commissioner of Police, had ordered the transfer of the case to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.