8-month-old child killed as pastor hires concubines to beat wife in Ogun


A 50-year-old pastor , Isaac Akinbola has been arrested for allegedly hiring his suspected two concubines to beat his wife,Dasola Akinbola and in the process an eight-month-old child reportedly fell from his mother and died .

The police said the pastor and the two women,Esther Olowolayemo, 29,and Oluwakemi Oshinbajo, 30, have been arrested for assaulting the pastor’s wife, and murder of Obadiah Akinbola.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun state, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

Oyeyemi said the incident occured last week Sunday at Awa Ijebu in Ijebu-North local government area of the state .

Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Awa Ijebu divisional headquarters by the pastor’s wife.

According to police, Dasola said she had been having a disagreement with her pastor husband over his alleged illicit affair with some female members of the church for sometime.

The PPRO said the wife said her husband came to her house at ipinle area of Mamu ijebu with two women, whom she has been suspecting of having illicit affair with her husband to beat her up.

He said “while they were beating her, her eight months old baby, Obadiah Akinbola, fell down while her husband was urging the two women to beat her thoroughly.

“Upon the report, the DPO Awa Ijebu division, CSP Adewalehinmi Joshua, ordered the arrest of the three suspects, while the woman and her baby were taken to Mamu ijebu health center for medical care .

“The woman and the baby were later reffered to Blessed Hospital Oru ijebu where it was discovered that the baby had internal injury which he sustained when he fell down from his mother hands during the scuffle.

“The child gave up the ghost on the 28th of March 2022 while receiving treatment as a result of the internal injury.

The remains of the child has been deposited at the general hospital Ijebu Igbo mortuary for autopsy.”

Oyeyemi however said the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation with the view of arraigning them in court as soon as investigation is concluded.


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