The Oyo State Police Command has begun investigations into an 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. However, some neighbours insist it 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 the hapless woman over any little issues.
The neighbour who wouldn’t want his identity in print stated, “The husband did not mind that the wife is pregnant. He beat her for close to 30 minutes and she cried bitterly. She eventually escaped and fled to her parents’ abode.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, when contacted, confirmed the incident and said investigation had commenced into it.