Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 45- year – old woman , Aderonke Ayinde, for allegedly dumping the corpse of her lover , Asimiu Abiodun , in the bush.
The suspect was reportedly caught by a neighbour , Makinde Ishola , while trying to dump the corpse of her lover , who had passed the night in her rented apartment, in the bush.
Abiodun was said to have died in the middle of the night at the suspect’ s No. 1 Asalu Compound , Abeokuta , residence.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi , discolsed this in a statement made available on Thursday .
The PPRO said , “The arrest of the suspect followed a report lodged in the Oke- Itoku Police Station by one Makinde Ishola , who reported that he received information that a middle- aged man , whose name was later known as Asimiu Abiodun , came to visit the suspect at her No. 1 Asalu Compound , Abeokuta , residence.
“ The said man died in the middle of the night in questionable circumstances .
“ He (Ishola ) stated further that the suspect took the dead body to a nearby bush that night and dumped it there, unknown to her that somebody nearby was observing the whole thing . ”
Oyeyemi added , “ On the strength of the report , the DPO , Oke- Itoku Division , SP Olatoye Kotonu , led detectives to the scene , where the suspect was promptly arrested and the corpse evacuated to the mortuary for autopsy .
“ Upon interrogation , the suspect claimed that the deceased was her long time lover , who used to pass the night in her place , but on that fateful day , he came as usual , but suddenly developed a strange illness in the night and before she could call for help , the man died .
“ She further stated that she decided to dispose of the body out of fear . ”
The family of the deceased , according to Oyeyemi , has been contacted by the police for proper identification.
He added that the Commissioner of Police , Ahmed Iliyasu , had directed the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to take over the case for proper investigation and possible prosecution of the suspect.