By Uzair Adam Imam
A 12-year-old boy, Ibukun Solomon, in Ondo State, has recounted a harrowing story of how his mother killed his father while he was sleeping.
Salomon said his mother, Tayelolu, killed his father, Felix, who was a farmer, with a pestle after a minor argument.
It was learned that Tayelolu hit her 65-year-old husband on his head three times while he was sleeping in their house, located at the Government Reservation Area, GRA, in the state.
It was also gathered that the couple, in recent times, have been having a crisis, and the wife always threatens to kill the husband and elope.
The son narrated, “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.
“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 and fell down from where he was sleeping. My mother used the pestle to hit my father’s head three times. 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,” he stated.
Also speaking, a brother of the deceased said that the family members have mediated several times to settle the incessant fight between his brother the his wife.
According to him, “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 devilish act.
“But this time, she took laws into her hands and killed our brother for nothing. She must be arrested and prosecuted accordingly,” he stated.
But police in the state said that all efforts to arrest the fleeing suspect were in top gear, and she would be charged in court as soon as possible.