Operatives of the Nigeria Police Command in Ogun State have arrested a carpenter, Segun Omotosho Ebenezer for allegedly torturing his 42-year-old wife, Omotosho Olubukola to death.
45-years-old man, clubbed his wife to death with a padlock over attempts to claim ownership of a private school which his National Certificate in Education (NCE) graduate wife built with her well-earned life savings in the State, according to preliminary investigation by the police.
The Command’s spokesman, SP. Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement on Monday that the elder sister of the late teacher who sent her a Whatsapp voice note that her husband about to kill her, prompting her elder sister (name withheld) to find out what was amiss.
He alleged that the murder suspect was arrested following a complaint was lodged by her elder sister at Kemta divisional headquarters on the 14th of November 2022, that the deceased had reportedly been assaulted and seriously injured by her husband over a minor disagreement.
The Police statement also stated that the deceased was subsequently rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba Abeokuta, by the suspect for medical attention, but gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.
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 that killed her.
Immediately the voice note was played to his hearing, the husband took to his heels having realized that his evil deed had been exposed.
Upon the report and the recording evidence, the DPO Kemta division, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle, detailed his detectives to go after the killer husband and fish him out from wherever he might be.
The fugitive was subsequently traced to Akinseku village Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital where he has been hibernating, and was promptly apprehended.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that, their incessant quarrel was because the deceased built a private school in the name of herself and the husband, but the husband who is a carpenter had wanted to take over the control of the school which the deceased who was an NCE graduate refused.
“This has been the reason while the suspect has always been beating the deceased ,until the fateful day when he used the iron padlock to hit her on the head, which eventually led to her death”, Abimbola said the statement.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be transferred to Homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
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