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Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Man, 45, beats wife to death in Ekiti
WHEN WILL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STOP IN NIGERIA
Some bizarre news reaching us from Ekiti State suggest that a 45-yearold man, Mr. Daramola, is now in police net for allegedly beating his wife to death. The incident allegedly happened in Igbemo-Ekiti community in Police Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
Mrs Iyabo Daramola, a mother of three, met her untimely death on Monday when she allegedly requested for her food money and the man said he had no money, but while he was talking, the sum of N38, 000 allegedly fell from his pocket. This is suspected to have led to an argument and Daramola, aka Wasco, began to beat her. A source said as the woman attempted to run away, the husband took wood and allegedly pursued her and began to beat her, during which the woman fell down and died.
It is reported that afterwards, Wasco who is a motorcycle repairer and farmer, ran away but the police from Iworoko police station had moved into area in search of him. Reacting to the incident, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ekiti State Police Command, Mr. Victor Babayemi, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.
A family member of the deceased and Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalist, NUJ, Ekiti State Council, Laolu Omosilade confirmed that the police had arrested him as at press time.