File photo: Breastfeeding

One Kingsley Madukwe has been arrested for allegedly beating his wife, Glory Madukwe, to death for refusing to breastfeed their crying one-month-old baby at Egando, Atan – Ota, Ogun State.

The incident happened at about 11:30 pm on Wednesday night. On interrogation, the commercial motorcycle rider stated that his late wife and mother-of-eight, was nursing a month-old baby and that the baby was crying which made him wake her up to breastfeed the baby, but she refused, claiming that she was too tired to breastfeed at that time.

He stated that Glory 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 wife then fell down and gave up the ghost. Her corpse has been sent to the General Hospital Ota mortuary for post mortem examination.

Source: Kemifilani