Man beats wife to death in Ogun State
The Ogun State police command has arrested a fleeing 28-year-old murder suspect, Kazeem Yusuf, accused of beating his wife, aged 26, to death. The suspect, who has been on the run since he committed the crime on September 23, was apprehended on Monday, October 14, by policemen at Enugada divisional headquarters, Abeokuta.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, said after committing the crime, Yusuf, on September 23, ran to the station and reported that his wife, a mother of one, collapsed while going to fetch water and gave up the ghost.
“Upon his report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Enugada division, SP Baba Hamzat, detailed his detectives to the scene, but on close observation of the body, the detectives noticed marks of violence, which aroused their suspicion that the victim might not have died of natural cause.
“While the detectives were searching for more evidences, the suspect sneaked out and took to his heels. The body was subsequently taken to general hospital, Ijaiye mortuary, while a massive manhunt was launched for the fleeing killer husband.
“The manhunt yielded a positive results on October 14, when his hideout at Itori was discovered where he was promptly arrested. He has since made a confessional statement that he beat up his wife over a minor disagreement and that the deceased collapsed in the process and gave up the ghost,” he said.
The suspect confessed that it was not his first time beating the woman but regretted that he didn’t know the beating would result in her untimely. While noting that she has been buried by her relations according to Islamic rites, Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to Homicide
Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.
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