A 40 year old man Olanrewaju Bamidele was on Sunday , January 19, arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for beaten his wife Adenike Olanrewaju to death.
Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta
According to the statement, the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Ofada police post by the victim’s son, 15 year old Ayomide Olanrewaju who reported that his deceased mother had a misunderstanding with his father which resulted to fight between them.
Oyeyemi noted that the boy reported that his father used a big stick to beat the victim to comma, after which he used a screw driver to stab her on the head resulting to the death of his mother.
“On the strength of the report, the Officer in-charge Ofada Police post, DSP Akinfolahan Oluseye led his men to the scene at Bisodun village via Ofada where the suspect who has been held down by the people of the Community was handed over to the police and he was immediately taken to Owode-Egba divisional headquarters where he is currently being interrogated.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is found of beating his wife from time to time, and after beaten the woman to death; he was about to bury the woman secretly when the deceased children who saw him digging a grave by the side of his house alerted their neighbors who rushed to the scene and held him down before the arrival of the police.
According to Oyeyemi, the corpse of the victim had been deposited at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Mortuary, Sagamu for autopsy, while the screw driver and the stick which the suspect used to kill the victim have also been recovered.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.