A young man identified as Mutiu Sonola has been arrested and detained by the operatives of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly beating his wife, Zainab Shotayo to death.
According to reports, the 37-year-old Mutiu committed the crime in the early hours of Christmas due to a minor disagreement. It was reported that despite receiving warnings from his neighbours to desist from further assaulting his wife, furious Mutiu kept punching her until the 34 years old woman slumped to the ground and slipped into coma.
Mutiu fled immediately after realising his wife was dead but he was eventually located by security operatives and taken into custody.
A statement was released by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi on Thursday to reporters in Abeokuta where a confirmation was made concerning the arrest of the killer husband.
Oyeyemi said the father of the deceased reported the matter to the police at the Ibara division in Abeokuta.
According to him, preliminary investigation showed that the suspect was fond of beating the late wife at any slight provocation.
The PPRO said:
“The suspect was arrested on Wednesday 25th of December 2019 following a report by the father of the deceased who complained at Ibara division that he was called on the phone that his daughter was having a misunderstanding with her husband and that she has been beaten to coma by the husband.
“As soon as the suspect realised that the victim is dead, he took to his heels.”
“On the strength of the report, the DPO Ibara Division, SP Dada Olusegun, mobilized his detectives and went after the suspect. His hiding place was eventually located and he was promptly arrested.”
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the man is fond of beating the deceased at any slight provocation and that the incident of that fateful day was a very minor disagreement.”