The Police in Edo state say it has detained the husband to Toluige Bbalola, mother of the viral “mummy calm down” boy.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Chidi Nwabuzor disclosed this when he was interviewed on BBC Pidgin.
He said the command detained Babalola over the death of his wife.
According to reports, the deceased was a medicine distributor in Benin City before her death. Her husband is said to be a taxi driver and car dealer.
Toluige’s death went viral on social media on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that it was reported to the police by Babalola.
The command spokesman said Babalola disclosed that “he came home from the market when he saw his wife hanging with rope on her neck”.
Babalola, he noted, told the police that his wife took her life in front of their one-year-old child.
“Mummy calm down” went viral a few years ago after the young boy was captured on video, begging his mother not to beat him.