- Published on Saturday, 25 August 2012 21:37
- Written by A. Wehdoe Sloh in Maryland County
Police in Maryland County have arrested a 44-year-old man in Gbololu town, Maryland County, who flogged his wife to death for allegedly eating his “leftover” food.
Police Chief of Operations at the Hoffman Police Detachment, detective Varney Keita, told The News that the accused, Ezekiel Toe, was arrested on August 11, 2012 following confusion with his wife Cecelia Toe over the remaining food.
Detective Keita said Mr. Toe informed the police during preliminary investigation that after his wife ate his leftover food, but when he awoke from bed that morning, he told her to cook dry-rice for him but she refused.
According to Mr. Toe, after his wife refused to prepare food for him, confusion ensued between them, and in the process, he kicked her in the stomach, thus leaving her unconscious.
Accused Toe said she was rushed to the J. J. Dossen memorial hospital where she died three days after.
According to detective Keita, the accused has been charged by police with manslaughter and forwarded to the Harper Magisterial court for trial.
Meanwhile, sources hinted The NEWS that the crux of their confusion actually borders on allegation from his late wife that he (Toe) had extra martial activities, which caused him to sleep out of his house almost every day.