A man was arrested by officers from the Ogun State Police Command for beating his wife to death.
A man identified as Mutiu Sonola was arrested by officers from the Ogun State Police Command for beating his wife Zainab Shotayo to death.
Mutiu, 37, reportedly started beating his wife in the morning on Christmas Day because of minor disagreements and although neighbors ordered him to stop assaulting his wife, furious Mutiu continued to beat her until the 34-year-old woman collapsed to the ground and slipped into a coma.
He would have fled quickly to his home when he realized that his wife would probably not survive the beatings.
It was learned that neighbors informed the woman’s father, who rushed to the scene and took his daughter to Ijaiye State Hospital, Abeokuta, for treatment, but doctors confirmed already dead.
Ogun State Police public relations officer Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement that the suspect was arrested by detectives from the Ibara Division of Ogun State Police Command.
Abimbola, an assistant police superintendent (DSP), also said that the investigation had revealed that Mutiu usually beat his wife at the slightest provocation and that the latest assault leading to the woman’s death was triggered by a ” minor disagreement ”.
He said the woman’s remains were dropped off at the Ijaiye State Hospital morgue for an autopsy while her husband was transferred to the homicide section of the National Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.
He said: “The suspect was arrested on Wednesday December 25, 2019 following a report from the father of the deceased who complained to the Ibara division that he had been called by phone that his daughter had a misunderstanding with her husband and that she had been beaten to comma by her husband.
“He said that he quickly rushed to the scene and took his daughter to Ijaye general hospital where the doctor confirmed his death.
“As soon as the suspect realized that the victim was dead, he took his heels and on the basis of the report, the Ibara divisional police officer, Dada Olusegun, mobilized his detectives and went to the prosecution of the suspect.
“His hiding place was finally found and he was quickly arrested.”
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