The Police in Ondo State have arrested a 47-year-old bricklayer, Damilare Olotu, for allegedly poisoning his wife, Mary, for being barren.
The 45-year-old Mary who hailed from Kwara State was a
trader and had been having running battle with the suspect over her
inability to conceive.
Reports had it that following the condition of
the deceased the suspect married a second wife, Kemi, from Igbara Oke
area of the state who bore him two children.
The suspect who is from Akure used to live with the deceased in Ibuji, Ifedore council area of the state.
It was alleged that the second wife reportedly insisted on packing into the suspect’s house but the deceased resisted.
junior brother to the deceased, Mr. Lawrence Omotosho, told newsmen
that the suspect and the second wife connived to poison his sister.
to him, the sister had told him that the suspect had threatened to
kill her. Omotosho asked the police to investigate the matter thoroughly
and bring the culprit to book.
Also the only child of the deceased
from her former marriage, Shola Olatunji who is an undergraduate in Kogi
State said the family of her late mother warned her not to re-marry but
Contacted, the police image maker, Wole Ogodo, said
investigation into Mary’s death was on-going, noting that the case has
been transferred from Igbara Oke to the headquarters in Akure for
Meanwhile, the corpse of the deceased has been deposited in mortuary for autopsy.