A commercial motorcyclist, Raphael Abiodun, yesterday cruelly beat his wife, Bose, over a disagreement on the outcome of the presidential and National Assembly elections.
The Sun News reports that the couple, who live in Igangu area of Omu-Aran in Irepodun local government area of Kwara state, are members of different political parties.
The result of the elections in the area was said to have created a frosty relationship between the husband and the wife. The quarrel between the couple started when Bose, in the course of celebrating her party’s victory in the House of Representatives and the Senatorial elections in the area, made unpleasant gestures toward Abiodun.
This was said to have angered Abiodun, who immediately pounced on Bose and inflicted injuries on her. Luckily, neighbours and some commercial motorcyclists in the area intervened and saved the situation from degenerating further.
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An eyewitness, Sikiru Adewale, told the News Agency of Nigeria that Abiodun accused his wife of not being sympathetic to the failure of his party. Adewale said Abiodun was not happy with Bose’s attitude because she was always the major beneficiary of his party’s numerous largesse to the family.
“I think the husband was not happy with the way his wife reacted to the outcome of the election results in the area, even when she has benefited immensely from her husband’s party’s largesse.’’
Unfortunately, it is not the first case when people's political views and affiliations make them commit crimes or even inflict pain on their beloved ones.
Recently, Lagos state police arrested a 26-year-old pregnant woman who allegedly stabbed her husband to death during a quarrel over who would emerge as the winner of the presidential election in the country.