Mrs Tayelolu Solomon, a mother of three, is accused of murdering her 65-year-old husband, Felix Solomon, with a pestle in Ondo State.
The event occurred over the weekend at GRA in Ondo town, according to the state-owned daily.
The couple had a persistent crisis, according to reports, and the lady had threatened to murder him.
According to the deceased’s son, Ibukun Solomon, who observed the occurrence, his mother murdered his father in his sleep following a minor quarrel.
“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,” he narrated.
“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 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 deceased was discovered on the floor of the residence when members of the neighborhood came on the scene. They also requested assistance from the police. It was also learned that the dead intended to report the woman to her relatives before killing him.
A member of the deceased’s family stated that they were attempting to resolve the couple’s ongoing feud before tragedy struck.
According to the insider, this was not the first time the couple had a spat, and the family had resolved it amicably.
“The woman had been threatening to kill her husband whenever they were fighting. And the deceased informed us about the threats. But we never knew she would carry out the act. But this time, she took laws into her own hands and killed our brother for nothing. She must be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.”