Ondo woman kills husband with pestle, flees

28th September 2023

By Peter Dada

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The Ondo State Police Command on Wednesday said it would soon arrest a middle-aged woman, Mrs Tayelolu Solomon, for allegedly killing her husband, Mr Felix Solomon.

 Tayelolu was reported to have hit her 67-year-old husband with a pestle on Saturday at the GRA area of Ondo town in Ondo State when the deceased 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 with the pestle while he was sleeping and ran away, saying the couple had quarrelled 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.Related News

“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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