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Man kills wife over domestic disagreement

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THE Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 40 year old man, Bamidele Olanrewaju, for allegedly beating his wife, Adenike Olanrewaju to death over a matrimonial issue in their home, located in Ofada community, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.

  The command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the arrest of the suspect, following  a report lodged at Ofada Police Post by the 15- year-old son of the deceased.

  The police spokesman said, “the boy, Ayomide Olanrewaju told the police that his deceased mother has a misunderstanding with his father which resulted to fight between them, adding 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 of 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’,Oyeyemi said.

  Oyeyemi said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was fund of beating his wife from time to time, and after beating the woman to death; he was about to bury the woman secretly when the deceased’s children who saw him digging a grave by the side of his house alerted their neighbours who rushed to the scene and held him down before the arrival of the police.

  ‘The corpse of the victim has been deposited at Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital Mortuary, Sagamu, for autopsy, while the screw driver and the stick which the suspect used to kill the victim have also been recovered,’ police spokesman said.

  Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.

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