Man ‘Beats Wife To Death’ In Ogun

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The Police in Ogun State have arrested a 45-year-old man, Segun Omotosho Ebenezer, for allegedly beating his 42-year-olf wife, Omotosho Olubukola, to death.

The suspect was arrested at his hideout in Akinseku village, Abeokuta, the state capital, on Sunday.

It was gathered that the suspect hit his wife on the head with padlock and also inflicted injuries on her body.

Daily Trust also gathered that, the suspect, who is a carpenter had been having disagreements with his wife over her refusal to relinquish the control of a private school belonging to her to the husband.

The Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the arrest of the suspect to journalists in Abeokuta on Monday.

Oyeyemi said the deceased’s sister had told the police that the victim was beaten and seriously injured by her husband over a minor disagreement.

He said deceased was subsequently rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba Abeokuta, by the suspect for medical attention, but died while receiving treatment.

“Unknown to the husband, the deceased had sent a voice note to her family members, informing them that her husband had used a padlock to hit her on the head while beating her, and that if she dies, they should be aware that it was her husband that killed her.

“As soon as the voice note was played to his (husband) hearing, the husband took to his heels having realized that his evil deed had been exposed. Upon the report and the recording evidence, the DPO Kemta division, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle, detailed his detectives to go after the husband and fish him out from wherever he might be.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that, their incessant quarrel was because the deceased built a private school in the name of herself and the husband, but the husband who is a carpenter had wanted to take over the control of the school which the deceased who was an NCE graduate refused.

“This has been the reason while the suspect has always been beating the deceased, until the fateful day when he used the iron padlock to hit her on the head, which eventually led to her death,” Oyeyemi said.

He said, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be transferred to Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

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