Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 46-year-old man, Sobola Olatunji, for allegedly stabbing to death his 38-year-old wife, Momudat Sobola, over suspicion of infidelity.
Sobola, a staff of Remo North Local Government, was reported to have stabbed his wife during a fight which ensured after he saw some text messages on her phone.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, said the victim was rushed to a hospital, but died while being treated.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a complaint by the father of the deceased one Alhaji Ambali Yinusa who reported at Owode-Egba divisional headquarters that his son-in-law had a misunderstanding with his wife which led to a physical fight between them.
The PPRO said, “He stated further that in the process, Sobola Olatunji took a knife and stabbed his wife at the back.
“Upon the report, the DPO Owode-Egba division, CSP Matthew Ediae dispatched his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested and the victim was quickly rushed to the hospital for treatment. But while the treatment was going on, the victim gave up the ghost.
“On interrogation, the suspect Olatunji who claimed to have married the deceased for 20yrs alleged that he suspected his wife to have been having an extramarital relationship because of some text messages he saw on her phone.
“He stated further that it was when he challenged his late wife about his suspicion that a fight broke out between them, which eventually led to the death of the mother of three.
“The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital’s morgue for an autopsy.”
Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Cp Edward A. Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a Bayelsa Pastor and his female assistant were burnt to death by the jealous lover over suspicion of infidelity.