A mother of three, Mrs Tayelolu Solomon, is on the run after using a pestle to kill her 65-year-old husband identified as Mr. Felix Solomon.
THE NATION reports that the woman killed her husband while he was asleep at their GRA residence in Ondo town.
One of their son, Ibukun, who witnessed the killing, said their parents had been having issues and the woman would always threaten to kill their father.
According to him, “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.
“On that day, a minor argument 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 in the process and fell from where he was sleeping. My mother used the pestle to hit my father’s head three times and 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 hospital. But he later died. His body has been deposited at the morgue.
“My mother had three children for my father and I’m the last child.”
A family member who pleaded anonymity said they had been making efforts to settle the incessant fight between the couple before the killing.
He said: “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 act.
“But this time, she took laws into her hands and killed our brother for nothing. She must be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.”
Police spokesperson, SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, could not be reached for comments.