Tragedy struck in Ifira Akoko , in the Akoko South- East Local Government Area of Ondo State on Wednesday as an indigene of the town , Adelogba Ademuyiwa, was allegedly killed by his in-laws .
The 45-year -old was allegedly beaten to death by four men, who were members of his wife ’s family , following an alleged domestic violence against his wife, Itunu.
According to a source in the town , the alleged killers took action against the deceased to avenge his wife’ s maltreatment.
The source said , “The husband was fond of beating his wife . The domestic violence against the woman became unbearable for her family members. So, on Tuesday, he again beat up his wife and took her to a health centre in the town.
“ He was at the health centre with his wife when some boys from the wife’ s family attacked him. They beat him till he gave up the ghost .”
Another source said the couple always had disagreements , adding that the fight on the day of the incident started when the deceased decided to marry a second wife.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident, adding that one of alleged killers had been arrested .
He said the command had started investigation into the matter.
Joseph identified one of the suspects as Adegboyega Adeola, saying others had fled the town .
He said, “ About four men attacked the victim and we have arrested one of them. Others ran away.
It is a pure case of murder and we are still looking for the other suspects, while the investigation is ongoing .”