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Man batters wife, son for refusing to allow him use child for rituals

A man in Ibadan, Oyo State, nearly snuffed life out of his wife because she refused to allow him us their son for money rituals.

The battered woman and her son

A middle-aged man in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has been arrested by the police after he almost beat his wife and two-year-old son to death because the woman refused to allow him use the the child for money rituals.

According to a Facebook user who witnessed the heart-rending incident, the man identified as Baba David, had allegedly pestered his wife to follow him to a native doctor so they could use their child for money rituals but the woman had persistently refused, leading to her husband descending on her and the innocent child and almost snuffed life out of them.

This is what the witness wrote on her Facebook page:

"There was pandemonium in Lasisi Apapa area of Total Garden, Ibadan, Oyo State, last night as a man simply called Baba David, battered his wife after some heated arguments.

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Baba David, an obviously jobless man, who his wife claimed to be a doctor, had come home that evening to announce that his sister would be getting married coming weekend, and that she should be ready to follow him to some place outside Ibadan.

The wife was not comfortable with the news, saying how could the sister be getting married, and they would only hear five days to the occasion, and that she suspected foul play.

The battered woman

Credit: Facebook

It was at this point the wife reminded him of what he said earlier this year that his friends were for money rituals, and that since that time, she had decided to be very careful with him. Moreso, mama David claimed she had been noticing some ritualistic exercise the house.

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It's of note to state here that, mama David's parents were not aware of her marriage to this man. In fact, her parents do not even know the man, neither do they know where she stays.

In the course of the crossfire, Baba David openly said that nobody could ask her whereabouts from him, and that he met her in a brothel in Ibadan, and she became pregnant for him and moved to his house. And they have one child, David.

For daring to say she would not follow him to the wedding, the man descended on her and beat her blue black. He flung the boy from the staircase, and they both (mother and child) sustained serious bodily injuries.

It was the cry of the woman that attracted the neighbours, one of who is a policeman. As the policeman attempted to rescue the woman, Baba David delved him a blow, and he had no choice than to call the patrol team who came to whisk him away to detention.

Even as he was being bundled away, Baba David was still boasting that when released, he would make sure he killed his wife. One of the neighbours had to call the landlord, simply called Mr. Shola, to ensure that the man is evicted from the environment.

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The battered mother and son

Credit: Facebook

To women Right Groups, I want to appeal that you come to the aid of this woman, because she's helpless, and this man is simply taking advantage of her.

Contacts to this woman can be gotten from Yemetu Police Station, where the husband is being currently detained, or on request."

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