A 56-year-old former boxer, Moses Olapade, has been arrested in Ondo State for allegedly beating his wife, Tinuke, to coma for refusing to hand over a television remote to him.
The incident was said to have occurred at their residence located at Oke-Aro Community in Akure, the capital of Ondo State.
According to a source who spoke to The Punch on the condition of anonymity, Olopade returned home, from a journey on the fateful day and wanted to watch a programme on the television but the failure of his wife to give him the remote to tune in to his preferred channel caused the argument.
Olopade, who is also a truck driver, out of anger, reportedly rained punches on the wife and consequently, the latter fell down and became unconscious.
The source said it was the screaming of the children that attracted the neighbours to the scene. They quickly rushed the victim to a nearby hospital, where she was resuscitated.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, however, said she was yet to be briefed on the matter.
The PPRO stated,” I have called the DPO of the Area ( B Division Police Station), but he said the matter was not reported at the police station.”