Ibukun Solomon, a 12-year-old child, described how his mother Tayelolu killed his father Felix with a pestle while he was sleeping in Ondo town, Ondo State, following a small quarrel.
According to information obtained by Vanguard, the mother of three allegedly killed her farmer husband, 65, by striking him three times with a pestle while he slept in their home in Ondo town’s Government Reservation Area (GRA).
According to reports, the couple has recently been going through a crisis and the wife frequently makes threats to kill the husband and run away.
It was gathered that after another argument last weekend, the deceased went to sleep on the chair and the wife reportedly hit him several times with a pestle.
Narrating how his father was killed, lbukun, told newsmen that “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 and fell down from where he was sleeping. My mother used the pestle to hit my father’s head three times. 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.”
Speaking about the horrific occurrence, the deceased’s brother claimed that the family had attempted mediation on numerous occasions to resolve the ongoing argument between his brother and his wife.
He expressed regret that all of their efforts had been in vain.
He said, “Every time they argued, the wife had been threatening to kill her husband. The deceased also told us about the dangers. But we had no idea that she would commit the sinister conduct.
“But this time, she took laws into her hands and killed our brother for nothing. She must be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.”
The state police spokesperson, Funmi Odunlami, could not be reached.
However, a senior police official told news reporters that the fleeing culprit would soon be apprehended and charged with murder.