Residents of Agbado, in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State have been thrown into a state of shock when tragedy struck in the home of a couple hitherto to be friendly and gentle.
The tragedy: a middle-aged woman identified as Rauda Alaraba was allegedly thrown into a pit latrine by her 46-year-old husband, Surajudeen, in their rented house during a domestic squabble between the two of them.
While the cause of the fight is yet unknown, the marriage of the couple was said to have produced some children but the husband, it was learnt, was not gainfully employed and had to rely on the wife, a petty trader, for sustenance.
According to Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye, the suspect committed the crime at about 7.20pm penultimate Sunday. He said the suspect would be charged to court after the completion of the interrogation. Disclosing how the police got the story, Okoye said: “The Agbado Division had a distress call that a man had pushed his wife into a deep pit and we quickly rushed to the scene where the victim was met dead in the pit.
“The suspect was immediately apprehended and we are still interrogating him, he will be charged to court as soon as we are done with our investigations”.