A 40- year – old man , Olanrewaju Bamidele , has been arrested by the personnel of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly beating and stabbing his wife , Adenike, to death .
The incident occurred on Sunday, January 19 , 2020 , following a misunderstanding between the couple 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 , disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday .
Oyeyemi said the 15- year – old son of the victim , Ayomide, reported that his deceased mother had a misunderstanding with his father , which resulted into a fight between them.
According to the PPRO, Ayomide stated that his father used a big stick to beat his wife to a state of unconsciousness, after which he used a screwdriver to stab her in the head, resulting in her death .
Oyeyemi stated, “On the strength of the report , the officer in- charge of the Ofada Police Post, DSP Akinfolahan Oluseye, led his men to the scene at the Bisodun village via Ofada , where the suspect , who was held down by the people of the community, was handed over to the police .
“ He was immediately taken to the Owode – Egba Divisional Police Headquarters, where he is currently being interrogated .
“ Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was fond of beating his wife from time to time , and after beating the woman to death, he was about to bury the corpse secretly when the deceased’ s children , who saw him digging a grave by the side of his house , alerted the neighbours , who rushed to the scene and held him down before the arrival of the police .
“ The corpse of the victim has been deposited in the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital’ s mortuary in Sagamu for an autopsy , while the screwdriver and the stick , which the suspect used to kill the victim , have been recovered. ”
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 .
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