A staff of the Land Department in the Ondo State Ministry of Works, Mr Ayobami Oloruntuyi has allegedly beaten his wife and mother of three children, Mrs Atinuke Oloruntuyi to death.
The tragic incidence took place on Thursday 1st of October this year at the residence of the couple at Asoga area in Oba-Ile Estate, Akure, the state capital.
According to the father of the deceased, Mr Omotoso who spoke with Milestonenews on the telephone, “my Son-in law,( Ayobami Oloruntuyi) called me at about 11:53 am on the first of October and reported that my daughter was dead and I queried what could have suddenly killed someone who sent me a new month message at about half past nine that day. But he told me that my daughter complained of stomach ache and he invited a Doctor to take care of her at home. He said she passed out as she was being transfused with water”.
The 63 years old father of late Atinuke, Mr Omotoso said he did not believe the account of his son in law as to what killed his daughter because report from close sources confirmed her being assaulted always by the husband, even two weeks earlier which led to her being in a state of comma.
Mr Omotoso said the deceased was buried on Saturday at a location reportedly belonging to the husband.
The man also alleged that he was being prevented access to the three children of his late daughter.
Mr Omotoso, a timber contractor who said he had almost accepted his fate, told our correspondent that he want justice as he was not convinced of the narration at to what killed his daughter.
An attempt to speak with Mr Ayobami Oloruntuyi was not successful as he had refused to pick any of the many calls put across to him.
Speaking on the incidence, the Chairperson of the National Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Ondo State Chapter, Mrs Doris Olumoko said the matter must not be allowed to be swept under the carpet in the interest of the society at large.
Mrs Olumoko added that the account of the deceased father made the case appear suspicious as one likely of domestic violence.