Family members of a 30-year-old woman named Rafiat Okewole are currently mourning the unexpected passing of the woman, believed to have tragically lost her life at the hands of her spouse, Wole.
It was gathered that Okewole, though married to the businessman, was living separately on Odelusi Street, in the Ijoko area of Ota, Ogun State.
Reportedly, she tragically lost her life during a disagreement that occurred when she went to visit her husband in the Gas Line area of Ijoko on Sunday. Her visit was intended to collect money for the upkeep of her children.
The deceased was said to have been having a running battle with her husband over his alleged failure to cater for her children.
The issue, however, reached its climax when Wole allegedly smashed Okewole’s head against the wall during her Sunday visit.
It was learnt that efforts made by neighbours to save Okewole’s life after the incident failed as she was confirmed dead in the hospital where she was rushed to for medical attention.
It was further learnt that her 41-year-old husband was arrested after the case was reported at a police station by one of the deceased’s siblings.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident.
She said Wole was already in police custody.
The PPRO said, “The Sango Ota Police Division arrested a murder suspect on August 6, 2023, around 4pm. It was one Segun Osho who reported that his sister, Rafiat Okewole, who lived at Odelusi Street, Ijoko, Ota had an argument with her husband, Oluwole Okewole, and he hit her head on the wall and she became unconscious.
“She was rushed to a hospital in Ota where she was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
“Detectives visited the scene, arrested the suspect for interrogation and took photographs while the corpse was evacuated to the mortuary for autopsy.”