Ogun police nab 35-year-old man for alleged plot to kill 29- year-old pregnant woman
’Suspect laces wife’s food with poison twice’
Ogun State police command has arrested a 35-year-old man, Eluyera Wasiu, for allegedly planning with one Adeniyi Samuel to kill his 29 -year- old pregnant wife.
The suspect was arrested with his accomplice after members of the public put a distress call to the DPO Ogijo divisional headquarters, CSP Muhammed Baba, on January 1.
Sources said the neighbours alerted the DPO that the two men had engaged themselves in serious physical combat at Oponuwa area of Ogijo, and if they were not quickly arrested, the quarrel might lead to bloodshed.
Acting upon the distress call, the DPO Ogijo division quickly detailed his men to the scene, where the two suspects were arrested.
The spokesperson of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest, said It was during interrogation to know the cause of the fight that Adeniyi Samuel opened up and informed the police that Eluyera Wasiu contracted him to kill his pregnant wife, one Bola Taiwo.
He stated further that Eluyera Wasiu promised to give him N10,000 for the job, out of which he had already given him N5,000, to pay the balance on completion of the job.
Oyeyemi said preliminary investigation revealed that Wasiu Eluyera was married to Bola Taiwo, but they were separated due to irreconcilable differences.
He said: “Wasiu later got married to another woman who is presently living with him.
“But somehow, he met with his former wife and they started going out together again which resulted in pregnancy.
“ Not to upset his new wife, Wasiu asked Bola Taiwo to terminate the pregnancy, a suggestion she rejected.
“Having tried all he could to abort the pregnancy to no avail, Wasiu decided to eliminate the woman and the pregnancy.”
Oyeyemi further stressed that in his confessional statement, he stated that he had twice bought food for her from one eatery and laced the food with poison, but the lady by providence did not eat the food.
According to the PPRO, it was when all his personal efforts to kill her failed that he contracted Adeniyi Taiwo to help him eliminate her.
“He confessed further that he personally took Adeniyi to the woman’s house, and he gave him her picture for easy identification.
“But when he didn’t carry out the assignment as agreed, he demanded the refund of the advance payment he made to him, and his refusal led to the fight, which eventually led to their arrest,” Oyeyemi added.
MEANWHILE, Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered a full-scale investigation of the case with the view to arraigning the suspects in court as soon as the investigation is concluded.