The Ogun police command says it has arrested a 35 -year -old man, Eluyera Wasiu for conniving with one Adeniyi Samuel to kill his 29- year- old pregnant wife.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State police spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday.
According to the statement, the suspect and his accomplice were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO, Ogijo divisional headquarters from concerned members of public on January 1.
It was reported that the two men were engaging themselves in a serious physical combat at Oponuwa area of Ogijo, and if they were not quickly arrested, it may lead to bloodshed.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO, CSP Muhammed Baba, quickly detailed his men to the scene, where the two suspects were promptly arrested.
“It was during interrogation to know the cause of the fight that Samuel opened up and informed the police that Wasiu contracted him to kill his pregnant wife, one Bola Taiwo.
He stated further that Wasiu promised to give him N10,000 for the job, out of which he had already gave him N5,000, to pay the balance on completion of the job.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that, Eluyera was married to Taiwo but they got separated due to irreconcilable differences. Wasiu later got married to another woman who is presently living with him.
“But somehow, he met with his former wife and they started going out again which resulted into pregnancy.
“In order not to upset his new wife, asked Taiwo to terminate the pregnancy , the suggestion that was rejected by Taiwo.
“Having tried all he could to abort the pregnancy to no avail, he decided to eliminate the woman and the pregnancy.
“In his confessional statement, he stated that he had twice bought food for her from one eatery and laced the food with poison, but she did not eat the food.
“It was when all his personal efforts to kill her failed that he contracted Samuel to help him eliminate her.
” He confessed further that, he personally took Samuel to the woman’s house, and he gave him her picture for easy identification.
“But when he didn’t carry out the assignment as agreed, he demanded for the refund of the advance payment he made to him, and his refusal led to the fight which eventually led to their arrest,”he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered a full scale investigation of the case with the view to arraign the suspect in court as soon as investigation is concluded.