An Ogun butcher identified as Sina Kasali, a resident of Abosule, Agbado, Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, has been arrested by the police for allegedly beating his wife, Sherifat Kasali, to death.Sina reportedly beat the 26-year-old nursing mother to death on Saturday after a disagreement ensued between them.
Sherifat had accused her husband of peeping into the private parts of a neighbour, who is said to be a commercial sex worker.He reportedly chided the wife for being rude and subsequently beat her up until she collapsed.It was learnt that a neighbour invited a nurse to attend to Sherifat because Kasali refused to take her to a hospital.
He was said to have prevented the nurse from treating his wife until she gave up the ghost.A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the suspect wanted to run away but was held down while the police were alerted.He said the couple had lived together for about 10 years, but that their relationship was fraught with violence.
The resident stated that Sherifat, a mother of three, could have survived if her husband had allowed her access to medical treatment. The 38-year-old suspect said he only slapped his wife. He said; .
. “My wife and I had been living together peacefully until some bad women in our compound started influencing her. Those women drink. She was always with them whenever I went to work. That was how she became a drinker too and she started being rude to me. .
. “Two days before the incident happened, he accused me of gazing at a neighbour’s backside and I warned her not to accuse me of such a thing again. She began to abuse me and I slapped her.“Earlier that day, she told me that she was pregnant and I told her to abort it. Around 4pm on Saturday, she wanted to go and fetch water. I warned her not to go and she started abusing me. She wanted to go by all means and I pushed her.
. “She lay on the bed and held her stomach. She was groaning with pains. I suspected that she had used some drugs to abort the pregnancy.