A 45-year-old man, who was identified by the police as Segun Omotosho, has reportedly beaten his wife, Olubukola Omotosho, to death in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Police said the man beat the woman to death over her refusal to allow him take over a private school belonging to her.
The man was on Sunday arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command, following a complaint lodged at the Kemta divisional headquarters, on November 14, by the deceased’s elder sister.
The sister had reported that the 42-year-old Olubukola was beaten and seriously injured by her husband, who later rushed her to the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba Abeokuta for medical attention.
However, she was said to have given up the ghost while receiving treatment.
“Unknown to the husband, the deceased had sent a voice note to her family members, informing them that her husband has used a padlock to hit her on the head while beating her, and that if she died, they should be aware that it was her husband that killed her,” the police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told journalists on Monday, November 21, 2022.
Oyeyemi said the husband fled immediately the voice note was played to his hearing, “having realized that his evil deed had been exposed.”
Upon the report and the recording evidence, the DPO of Kemta division, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle, had detailed his detectives to go after the husband and fish him out.
Oyeyemi revealed that the suspect was subsequently traced to Akinseku village, Abeokuta where he hibernated, and he was promptly apprehended.
“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 but the deceased who was an NCE graduate refused,” Oyeyemi said.
This, he said, was the reason the suspect had always been beating his wife until the day “he used the iron padlock to hit her on the head, which eventually led to her death.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be taken to the Homicide section of the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution.
Police On Hunt For Lagos Man, Akpos, Who Burnt Wife To Death
A man, identified simply as Akpos, is on the run after allegedly burning his wife, Risikat, to death at their residence on Ayide Osolo Street, Divine Estate, in the Ijanikin area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Akpos and Risikat were at their residence when an argument ensued between them.
The argument reportedly degenerated and Akpos, out of annoyance, reached for petrol, poured it on his wife, and set her ablaze.
After perpetrating the crime, Akpos was said to have abandoned the woman for dead and fled the premises.
Some good Samaritans reportedly rushed the victim to a nearby hospital for treatment, as the matter was reported at the Ijanikin Police Station for investigation.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said Risikat sustained severe burns, adding that she died while receiving treatment in the hospital.
He said, “A case was reported at the Ijanikin Police Station that a woman, Risikat, 48, allegedly had an altercation with her husband and in the process, he poured petrol on his wife and set her ablaze.
“It resulted in serious bodily burns and she was immediately rushed to a hospital for treatment but she died. Efforts are on to arrest the fleeing husband.”
In another development, commercial motorcyclists on Thursday, November 10, 2022, lynched a yet-to-be-identified man for allegedly attempting to steal a motorcycle around Ara Junction, Agric Road, in the Egan area of Igando, Lagos.
Our correspondent learnt that a motorcyclist was heading for a destination when two suspected thieves ambushed him at an area close to the junction.
The suspects were said to have inflicted injuries on the victim, as they dispossessed him of his motorcycle.
The hoodlums were reportedly taking away the motorcycle when some passersby raised the alarm, which attracted the attention of other motorcyclists in the area.
The group gave the suspects a hot chase and caught up with them at Ara Junction, where they descended on them.
The angry motorcyclists were said to have subjected the suspects to jungle justice as one of them was burnt.
Reacting to the incident, the state police spokesperson, Hundeyin, said the corpse had been deposited in a morgue.
“By the time the police got to the scene, everybody had fled,” he added.