The couple, whose relationship is blessed with a child, were said to have got married in 2008 and they had consistently been at each other’s throat for various reasons.
Danusa was said to have engaged Mopelola, who hailed from Ipoti-Ekiti, in a fisticuff on July 3, over an argument which arose as a result of preparations toward the burial of the deceased’s parent.
The deceased, who was obviously overpowered by her husband, was said to have fallen and hit her head against a stone and became unconscious. Efforts to revive her failed and she later died at a hospital.
The Commissioner of Police in Ekiti State, Mr. Sotonye Wakama, who briefed journalists about the case, said the couple lived at 1, Idemo Street, Are-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area. He said, “the command has arrested Danusa Jimoh aged 34 years, a native of Okeyi, Okene, Kogi State, who allegedly murdered his wife, Mope Ojuade, on July 3, 2012.”
The commissioner said the command was awaiting the autopsy report on the deceased from the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, where the corpse was deposited.