Men of the Ogun state Police Command has arrested a 45-year-old man, Segun Omotosho Ebenezer for allegedly beating his 42-year-old wife Omotosho Oluwabukola to death.

  According to a statement by the state Public Relations officer, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, the arrest followed a complaint by the elder sister of the deceased at the kemta divisional headquarters on the 14th of this month.

  Mr Oyeyemi said that the complainant reported that the suspect had beaten the deceased and inflicted serious injuries on her.

  According to the report, the deceased was subsequently rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Idi-aba, Abeokuta, by the suspect for medical attention but eventually died while receiving treatment.

  The state PPRO explained that the deceased had recorded a voice note and sent it to her family members alleging that the suspect used a padlock to hit her on the head while beating her and that if she dies, he should be held responsible for her death.

  Mr Oyeyemi stressed that the suspect had taken to his heels after the voice note was played to his hearing, but the intelligence efforts of the detectives of the division led to his prompt arrest at Akinseku village, Abeokuta.

  He noted that preliminary investigation revealed that, the deceased’s refusal to allow her husband who is a carpenter to take control of a school privately built by her, an NCE holder, in her name and that of her husband’s resulted in the incessant quarrel.

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

 Francisca Irekpita 

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