From BAMIGBOLA GBOLAGUNTE, Osogbo
A middle-aged pregnant woman, Mrs. Lateefat Odediran, was last Saturday allegedly beaten to death by the husband of one of her friends at Ibala area of Ede, Osun State. It was gathered that the deceased who had eight months pregnancy had a quarrel with one of her friends and neighbour identified as Tawakalitu Musibau and the quarrel degenerated into exchange of fisticuff.
Daily Sun was reliably informed that Mrs. Odediran was given the beating of her life by Mrs. Musibau who was later joined by her husband who allegedly used sharp objects to beat the woman to the point of death. The incident threw the entire Ibala area of the town into mourning and efforts by residents of the area to get the man arrested proved abortive as he fled immediately Mrs. Odediran gave up the ghost.
However, it was gathered that Mrs. Musibau who had issues with the deceased had been arrested by the police in Ede and efforts were on by the police to arrest the fleeing suspect. Also, the police are currently on the trail of some residents of the area who could be traced to the untimely death of the woman.It was reliably gathered that an argument had earlier ensued between the deceased and Mrs. Musibau, which degenerated into a crisis. Details of what led to the argument between the two friends could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report but it was gathered that domestic issues could have been the cause of the argument. The Police Public Relations Officer for the state command of the Nigeria Police, Mrs. Folashade Odoro, who confirmed the incident said the police were still investigating the matter.