December 3, 2022

Authorities from the Ogun State Police Command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the arrest of a 45-year-old man Segun Omotosho Ebenezer, by its operatives, for allegedly beating his wife, Bukola, 42 to death in the State.

The accused was arrested on Sunday, November 20, 2022, according to Ogun State Police Command in a statement issued on Monday, and signed by its spokesman, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi.

His arrest, according to the statement followed a complaint lodged at Kemta Divisional Headquarters on November 14, 2022, by the elder sister of the deceased, who reported that the deceased was beaten and seriously injured by her husband over a minor disagreement.

Oyeyemi stated that the deceased was subsequently rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba Abeokuta, by the suspect for medical attention, but that she died while receiving treatment.

“Unknown to the husband, the deceased had sent a voice note to her family members informing them that her husband has 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 that killed her.

“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,” Oyeyemi said.

The police spokesman noted that following the report and the recording evidence, the Divisional Police Officer of Kemta Division, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle, detailed his detectives to go after the husband and fish him out.

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

The statement further said, “Preliminary investigation has revealed that their incessant quarrel was because the deceased built a private school in the name of herself and the husband, but the husband who is a carpenter had wanted to take control of the school which the deceased wife who was an NCE graduate refused.

“This is the reason why the suspect has been beating the deceased, until that fateful day when he used an iron padlock to hit her on the head, which eventually led to her untimely death.”

Oyeyemi, however, noted that the police commissioner, CP Lanre Bankole, had directed that the suspect should be transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution, IsL source, SaharaReporters

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