Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old man, Olanrewaju Bamidele, for allegedly beating his wife, Adenike Olanrewaju, to death at the Bisodun village, Ofada, in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday, said the incident occurred on Sunday, January 19, 2020.
The suspect was arrested after his 15-year-old son, Ayomide Olanrewaju, reported that his deceased mother was murdered by his father following a misunderstanding that ensued between them.
Ayomide said his father used a big stick to beat the victim to coma, after which he used a screwdriver to stab her on the head resulting in the death of his mother.
Police said Bamidele was about to bury the woman secretly when the deceased 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.
“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 had been held down by the people of the community was handed over to the police.
“He was immediately take to the Owode-Egba divisional headquarters where he is currently being interrogated.”
Oyeyemi said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was fond of beating his wife at any slightest provocation.
The PPRO added 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.