A mother of eight, whose name is given as Glory Madukwe aged 40, was slapped to death by her husband at their residence for refusing 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 slapped her as she tried leaving the bedroom for the living room.

The Ogun state Police Public Relations Officer in Nigeria, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the inciden and he said 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.”

The husband [Kingsley] has since been transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to assist in further investigation and prosecution.

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