February 26, 2024

Police nab Ogun man from hideout after beating wife to death

A 45-year-old carpenter, Segun Omotosho, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly beating his wife, Olubukola, to death.

The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday.

Mr Oyeyemi said detectives arrested the suspect on Sunday in Akinseku Village, Abeokuta, where he had gone to hide after committing the alleged crime.

The police spokesperson stated that the deceased, an NCE holder, had established a private school in both her name and that of her husband.

According to Mr Oyeyemi, the suspect, who had always wanted to take over the school from his deceased wife, physically assaulted her by hitting her with a padlock on her head after a disagreement.

He said the wife sustained serious injury and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta, where she died.

Mr Oyeyemi said the deceased’s sister reported the incident at Kemta divisional headquarters on November 14.

“Unknown to the husband, the deceased had sent a voice note to her family members, informing them that her husband had used a padlock to hit her on the head while beating her.

“And that if she died, they should be aware that it was her husband who killed her.

“Acting on the report and the recorded evidence, the Divisional Police Officer, Kemta, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle, detailed detectives to go after the killer’s husband and fish him out from wherever he might be.

“He was subsequently traced to Akinseku village, Abeokuta, where he has been hibernating, and was promptly apprehended.

“As soon as the voice note was played to his hearing, the husband took to his heels, having realised that his evil deed had been exposed,” he said.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the homicide section of the Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

(NAN)

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