ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 45-year-old man, Segun Omotosho Ebenezer, for beating his 42-year-old wife Omotosho Olubukola to death.
The suspect was arrested on Sunday, November 20, 2022, following 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.
The deceased was subsequently rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba Abeokuta, by the suspect for medical attention, but gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.
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 that killed her.
As soon as the voice note was played to his hearing, the husband took to his heels, having realized that his evil deed had been exposed.
Upon receiving the report and the recording evidence, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Kemta division, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Adeniyi Adekunle, detailed his detectives to go after the killer-husband and fish him out from wherever he might be.
He was subsequently traced to Akinseku village, Abeokuta, where he was hibernating and was promptly apprehended.
Preliminary investigation revealed that there were incessant quarrels because the deceased built a private school in her name and that of the husband, but the husband who is a carpenter had wanted to take over the control of the school, which the deceased, an NCE graduate refused.
It was gathered that it was the reason the suspect resorted to beating the deceased, until the fateful day when he used an iron padlock to hit her on the head, which eventually led to her death.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
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