Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Man shoots wife dead over food in Akure

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The deceased was a staffer of the Nigerian University in Akure, FUTA.

A 45-year-old man, identified as Ojo Toki, allegedly shot dead his wife, Adesewa Ojo, in the early hours of Saturday at lbulesoro Town in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Toki, a member of staff of the Ondo State Ministry of Agriculture was said to have shot his wife with a dane gun after a minor misunderstanding over what to cook for breakfast.

The daughter of the deceased, Olamide Ojo, while narrating the incident, said her father was a troublesome person who sent her mother packing sometimes last year. She said her mother moved out of the house to live with a relation. The couple were re-united after some elders waded into the matter although the wife still resided with her brother.

As part of the negotiated agreement by the couple and their families, the deceased, a staffer of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, was asked to be preparing food for husband at her brother’s house where she was staying.

“My father always comes to our house (the deceased’s brother’s house) to eat in the morning and at night but my father just complained that mummy refused to give him food a day to the incident which was resolved. And she later cooked the food for him at night before he later went out for hunting and we also went to sleep.

“This morning my father came back from hunting. He and my mum sat down at the sitting room discussing around 6 a.m. I later go back to my room. But all of a sudden I heard of a gunshot and when I got to the sitting room it was my mum I met on the floor in a pool of her own blood. She died on the spot because it was at a close range of the gun”, 11-year-old Olamide explained.

The spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command, Wole Ogodo, confirmed the incident.

He said the suspect had been arrested and detained at the Igbara Oke Division.

“The suspect has been arrested and the case has been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department at the State Police Headquarters, Akure for further investigation”, he stated

Mr. Ogodo added that the corpse of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue at the State Specialist Hospital, Akure.

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