Police arrest wife who killed husband with hot water in Abeokuta

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The police command in Ogun says it has arrested a housewife , Ramota Bello, over alleged murder of her husband, Saliu Bello

DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Thursday.

The PPRO noted that the suspect was arrested on Feb. 21.

According to Oyeyemi, the incident was lodged at Lafenwa Divisional Headquarters , Abeokuta by a brother to the deceased .

He explained that the incident happened on Feb.12 , when the suspect who was having a minor disagreement with her husband boiled a pot of water and poured it on her husband who was then sleeping, thereby caused him a grievous bodily harm.

“The victim was quickly rushed to hospital for treatment, but gave up the ghost on Feb. 13 while on treatment.

“The suspect having realised the gravity of the crime, took to flight since then.

“The case was not initially reported to the police until Feb.21 when the suspect was sighted in her hideout.

“Upon the report, the DPO, Lafenwa division, CSP Kayode Shadrach, quickly detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole , has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.

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