Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 38 year old man who allegedly beat his wife, Sofiat Kasali to death.
The suspect who lives in Abosule area of Agbado, Ifo Local Government Area, of Ogun State, was arrested on Saturday, following a report by one of the couple’s neighbor, Tunde Babatunde.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the neighbour of the deceased reported the incident at the Agbado Divisional headquarter that the suspect and the deceased had a minor disagreement when the deceased wanted to go out to fetch water,
He stated further that the argument led to scuffle between the two, consequent upon which the suspect beat the deceased to coma. She finally gave up the ghost on the way to hospital.
Upon the report, the DPO Agbado Division, CSP Olatunji Omonijo, quickly led his detectives to the scene where the suspect was apprehended.
On interrogation, the suspect claimed to be butcher and that he has been out of job for some months now and the wife was taking advantage of that to disrespect him.
He explained further that on that fateful day, he was sitting down outside when the deceased accused him of looking into the private part of a prostitute who sat opposite direction and that was what led to the disagreement that resulted to the death of the deceased
The corpse of the victim has been deposited at Ifo general hospital morgue for post mortem investigation.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyas, h as ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the Homicide Section of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation