Trouble has befallen a 40-year-old man after he allegedly abused and beats his wife to death.
Reports reaching 9jatoday has confirmed the arrest of the middle-aged man who is reportedly fond of mercilessly dealing with his wife at all time.
The Ogun state police command has through its spokesman disclosed that they have made an arrest of Mr Olanrewaju Bamidele, in Bisodun village of Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area, in the state for beaten his wife to death.
Reacting to the incident which was said to have happened on Sunday, January 19, 2020, after some argument between Bamidele and his wife Adenike, Ogun state police PPRO. Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed that the 15-year-old son of the victim, Ayomide, had reported that his deceased mother had a misunderstanding with his father, which resulted in a fight between them, leading to the death of his mother.
According to the PPRO, Ayomide stated that his father used a big stick to beat his wife to a state of unconsciousness, after which he used a screwdriver to stab her in the head, resulting in her death.
“On the strength of the report, the officer-in-charge of the Ofada Police Post, DSP Akinfolahan Oluseye, led his men to the scene at the Bisodun village via Ofada, where the suspect, who was held down by the people of the community, was handed over to the police,” said Oyeyemi.
“He was immediately taken to the Owode-Egba Divisional Police Headquarters, where he is currently being interrogated.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was fond of beating his wife from time to time, and after beating the woman to death, he was about to bury the corpse secretly when the deceased’s children, who saw him digging a grave by the side of his house, alerted the neighbours, who rushed to the scene and held him down before the arrival of the police.
“The corpse of the victim has been deposited in the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital’s mortuary in Sagamu for an autopsy, while the screwdriver and the stick, which the suspect used to kill the victim, have been recovered.”
He added to say that the state Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.