45-year-old carpenter, Segun Omotosho, who allegedly beat his wife, Olubukola to death, has been arrested by the Police in Ogun.
The Police Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday.
Oyeyemi said detectives arrested the suspect on Sunday in Akinseku Village, Abeokuta, where he had gone to hide after committing the alleged crime.
The police spokesperson stated that the deceased, an NCE holder, had established a private school registered in both in her name and that of her husband.
Oyeyemi alleged that the suspect, who had always wanted to take over the school from his deceased wife, physically assaulted her by hitting her with a padlock on her head after a disagreement.
According to the PPRO, the wife sustained serious injury and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta, where she died.
” She, however, left behind a voice note for her family relating what transpired.
” The arrest of the suspect followed a complaint lodged at Kemta divisional headquarters on Nov. 14, by the deceased elder sister, who reported that the deceased was beaten and seriously injured by her husband over a minor disagreement.
“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 who killed her.
“Acting on the report and the recorded evidence, the Divisional Police Officer, Kemta, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle, detailed detectives to go after the killer husband and fish him out from wherever he might be.
“He was subsequently traced to Akinseku village, Abeokuta where he has been hibernating, and was promptly apprehended.
“As soon as the voice note was played to his hearing, the husband took to his heels, having realised that his evil deed had been exposed,” he said.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be transferred to Homicide Section of the Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.