A 40-year-old Nigerian man, Kingsley Madukwe, has allegedly killed his own wife for refusing to breastfeed their one month old baby.
He was arrested by police of Nigeria’s Ogun State Police Command for committing the crime.
Madukwe reportedly beat his wife, Glory Madukwe, to death when she allegedly refused to breastfeed the crying baby.
Police say the suspect, a motorcycle rider was angry when his late wife abandoned their crying baby.
He slapped his wife who had complained of tiredness leading to slump and died on the spot.
A police spokesperson in Ogun state, Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement that “On interrogation, the suspect, an okada rider, who is an indigene of Ihiala in Anambra State, stated that his late wife, a mother of eight, was having a month-old baby and that the baby was crying which made him to wake his wife up to breastfeed the baby, but she refused claiming that she was too tired to breastfeed the baby at that time.
“He stated further that the victim got up and was going to the sitting room leaving the baby behind and this got him annoyed, consequent upon which he drew her back and gave her a hot slap.
“The woman there and then fell and gave up the ghost. The corpse of the victim has been deposited at the General Hospital Ota mortuary for postmortem.”
Police say the suspect has been detained while investigations continue.