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Woman Kills Husband With Pestle in Ondo

Tayelolu was reported to have hit her 67-year-old husband with a pestle last Saturday at the Government Reserved Area of the community while he was asleep.

Prior to the incident, it was gathered that the couple had been having a lingering crisis.

The son of the deceased, Ibukun Solomon, who witnessed the incident confirmed that his mother allegedly hit the head of his father while he was sleeping and ran away, saying the couple had a misunderstanding some hours earlier.

He narrated, “My mother killed my father with a pestle in my presence and took to her heels. She used the pestle to hit his head when he was asleep.

“Earlier on the fateful day, a minor argument had ensued between them that resulted in a fight. After the fight, my father went to lie on the chair and my mother hit his head with the pestle.

“He became unconscious in the process and fell down from where he was sleeping. My mother used the pestle to hit my father’s head three times and he later died.

“When my mother saw that my father was already unconscious, she hid the pestle at the back of our house and ran away.

“I alerted some of the residents, who rushed my father to the hospital. But he later died. His corpse has been deposited at the morgue. My mother had three children for my father and I’m the last child.”

The state Police Public Relation Officer of the command, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident said, the command would soon arrest the suspect. She said the deceased was quickly rushed to the hospital where he gave up the ghost.

“The incident happened last week when the couple had a fight, but the suspect is currently at large. We are already on her trail,” the PPRO stated.

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