Ogun: Police arrest father, son for allegedly beating neighbour’s wife to death 


The police command in Ogun says it arrested one Chizoke Obiadada , 54 and his 17 year-old son for allegedly beating their neighbour’s wife, Tope Owoade ,43, to death.

SP Omolola Odutola, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) , disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday, adding that the suspects were arrested on Friday.

Odutola said uncontrollable anger from an argument, rising from the victim’s move to prevent the suspects from sitting on her “work table“ used in selling animal skin (Ponmo), led to the unfortunate incident.

“The table the victim uses in selling “Ponmo” stemmed an altercation when she tried preventing her neighours from sitting on her work table, which resulted to a misunderstanding that later led to her ultimately death.” she said.

Odutola explained that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ogijo Division, received a complaint from one Isiaka Owoade, the deceased husband, on Friday that his neighbours beat up his wife, which later resulted to her death.

“Owoade narrated that on March 29, when he returned from a journey, his late wife informed him that on Thursday, the previous day, at about 8:30pm, their neighbours, a father and son,  beat her mercilessly and inflicted injuries on her.

“He said his wife was beaten because she cautioned the duo not to sit on the work table she uses in selling edible animal skin.

“He added that the beating later resulted in her bleeding severely from the womb and in her private part.”

The police spokesperson said the deceased’s husband stated that his wife was thereafter taken to two private hospitals where she was rejected.

“He further stated that his wife, however, gave up the ghost while she was being taken to a government hospital.” she said

Odutola said mmediately the report was received, the DPO of Ogijo arrested the culprits and that both suspects (father and son) are currently undergoing preliminary investigations.

The police spokesperson explained that the case would be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.

She stated that efforts were ongoing to deposit the deceased remains in Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) , Sagamu morgue for post mortem examination.


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