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In Ibadan, man beats pregnant wife over meal

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From Stella Obi, Ibadan

OYO State Police Command has begun investigations into the alleged assault by one Taofeek Gbolagade on his pregnant wife.

  The man was said to have descended on his wife at their residence in the Ogbere Housing Estate, Ibadan, in the early hours of Tuesday.

Gbolagade, it was gathered, had beaten his pregnant wife over Sahur, the pre-dawn meal usually taken by Muslims in preparation for fasting during Ramadan.

  It was gathered that the meal was not prepared on time. According to eyewitness reports, that was not what made the man beat his wife.

  The man reportedly beat the woman for over 30 minutes before she managed to escape and leave the house.

  The incident was said to have been reported to the police by her family members, while the husband was also said to have fled home.

  One of the neighbours said the man was fond of beating his wife over any little misunderstanding.

  The neighbour stated: “The husband did not mind that the wife is pregnant.   He reportedly beat her for close to 30 minutes and she was crying. She eventually escaped and fled to her parents’ house.”

  The state Police Public Relations Officer, AdewaleOsifeso, when contacted, said investigation had begun into the case.

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