Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 28-year-old man, Opeyemi Adeola, for killing his mother in-law, Abosede Oyewole, in the Atan Ota area of the state.
The command spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement said that the suspect was arrested after one Odunayo Mathew, reported that the suspect, who is married to the daughter of the deceased, is fond of beating his wife on slight provocation.
Oyeyemi said the mother-in-law was attacked and stabbed to death when she visited the couple to warn the suspect against beating her daughter.
”On a fateful day, the suspect, as usual, had beaten up his wife and inflicted injuries on her. The deceased went to meet him in order to warn him to desist from beating her daughter.
“On sighting the deceased in his house, the suspect descended heavily on her, beat her mercilessly before stabbing her on her ribs with a knife.
“The deceased was rushed to a hospital for treatment but gave up the ghost in the process.
“Having heard that the victim has died, the suspect took to flight. The Dpo Atan ota division csp Abolade Oladigbolu there and then detailed his detectives to go after him and bring him to justice. The detectives embarked on intelligence based investigation, which led them to his hideout in Ikorodu Lagos state where he was eventually apprehended.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that, the suspect is a member of notorious cult group in the area. He was also one of those who led hoodlums to burn down Atan ota police division during the endsars protest, and killed the divisional crime officer on the 21st of October 2020.”the statement in part read.
Oyeyem added that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.
KanyiDaily had reported also how a jobless man committed suicide after killing his wife for denying him sex