The Ondo State Police Command, on Wednesday, disclosed that it had launched a manhunt for a middle-aged woman, Mrs Tayelolu Solomon, for allegedly killing her husband, Mr. Felix Solomon, with a pestle.
Tayelolu was reported to have hit her 67-year-old husband with a pestle last Saturday at the Government Reserved Area (GRA) of Ondo town while he was asleep.
Prior to the incident, it was gathered that the couple had been having a lingering disagreement.
The son of the deceased, Ibukun Solomon, who witnessed the incident, confirmed that his mother allegedly hit the head of his father while he was sleeping and ran away, adding that the couple had a misunderstanding few hours earlier.
“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 in the process and fell down 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 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 narrated.
The Command spokesperson, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, in a statement, said the police would soon arrest the suspect.
She said the deceased was quickly rushed to the hospital where he gave up the ghost.
“The incident happened last week when the couple had a fight but the suspect is currently at large. We are already on her trail,” the PPRO stated.