A farmer identified as Segun Daniel, has allegedly killed his lover’s mother, Mrs Beatrice Lajuwomi, at a farm settlement in Igbotako in Ondo after he gave her some punches.
It was learnt that there was a heated argument which then resulted to a physical one between the farmer and his lover’s mother over the custody of his child, who was said to have been living with the deceased.
According to a source who revealed to Punch, Beatrice’s daughter, Olamiotan Lajuwomi had a child for the suspect but they were not living together as husband and wife.
Olamiotan and the child were said to be living with Beatrice in the farm settlement.
The source explained that there had always been disagreements between the suspect and the family over whose custody the child should be.
It was also gathered that the suspect was not pleased with the child living with the family of his lover.
He was said to have always insisted on the child being in his custody.
“On Saturday, he went to the house of his lover’s mother, where his lover and his child were living, and wanted to take his child from the woman but they did not allow him.
“This lead to an argument between him and the woman and fisticuffs later ensued.
“Daniel gave the woman some punches and she collapsed and died shortly after,” the source said.
After Beatrice collapsed, the suspect was said to have fled the area and his whereabouts was still not known as of press time.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said the command had launched a manhunt for the suspect while investigation was ongoing.