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Businessman Kills His Wife During Argument Over Money


Businessman Kills His Wife During Argument Over Money

Wole, a 41-year-old businessman from Ogun State, has been arrested for reportedly killing his wife, Rafiat Okewole, by banging her head against a wall following an altercation over upkeep money.

According to Punch, the businessman and his 30-year-old wife were living apart on Odelusi Street in Ota’s Ijoko neighbourhood.

The woman was killed during an argument when she went to see her husband in the Gas Line district of Ijoko on Sunday, August 6, 2023, to collect money for her children’s upkeep.

The deceased was believed to have been at odds with her spouse over his apparent failure to provide for her children.

Neighbours’ efforts to save Okewole’s life following the incident were futile, as she was pronounced dead at the hospital where she had been transported for medical assistance.

Her 41-year-old husband was also arrested after the crime was reported to a police station by one of the deceased’s siblings.

In an interview with the publication, one of the deceased’s brothers, Akinola Shittu, claimed he was grieved by the news of his sister’s death.

“My elder brother called me on Sunday evening to inform me that Rafiat died. I asked what happened and he told me that it was reported to him that Wole smashed her head against the wall of his house when she went to ask for money for the upkeep of their kids,” he explained.

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“This happened at Wole’s Gas Line, Ijoko residence on Sunday around 3 pm. Immediately, I rushed to the house and I saw that neighbours had already gathered and my sister was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. I am devastated. I later learnt that one of my brothers who lives nearby reported the case at Sango Police Station which led to Wole’s arrest.”

Basirat Liasu, the deceased’s sister, stated that the incident occurred in the presence of Okewole’s daughter, who followed her to Wole’s residence.

“I learnt on Sunday from one of our elder sisters that Rafiat died due to injuries inflicted on her by her husband, Wole, who hit her head against the wall in his house,” she said.

“Rafiat was not living with Wole as of the time of the incident because she was Wole’s second wife. Though, his first wife also packed out earlier in the year

“She went there to ask for money for the children’s upkeep. One of her children who accompanied her to the house told neighbours that her father hit her mother’s head on the wall.”

Yusuf, the deceased’s elder brother, stated he was the one who reported the incident to the Sango Divisional Police Headquarters.

“My wife was the one that called me on the telephone and informed me that she heard that my sister died after her husband hit her head against the wall of his house. I rushed to the hospital at Ijoko but she was already dead and I learnt that Wole was still boasting that nothing would happen to him after killing my sister,” he said.

Omolola Odutola, a spokesperson for the State Police Command, verified the event and stated that Wole was already in police custody.

“The Sango Ota Police Division arrested a murder suspect on August 6, 2023, around 4 pm. It was one Segun Osho who reported that his sister, Rafiat Okewole, who lived at Odelusi Street, Ijoko, Ota had an argument with her husband, Oluwole Okewole, and he hit her head on the wall and she became unconscious,” the PPRO said.

“She was rushed to a hospital in Ota where she was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty. Detectives visited the scene, arrested the suspect for interrogation and took photographs while the corpse was evacuated to the mortuary for autopsy.”

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