Officials from the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a man, Femi Adebowale, for allegedly beating his wife, Kuburat Adebowale to death over suspicion that she was sleeping with their neighbour.
We gathered that the incident happened at No. 15 Campbell Street, Agbado in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, where the couple reside.
The Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, who said that the suspect was in Police custody undergoing interrogation.
He stated that the suspect was arrested after a petition from the younger brother of the deceased, Shakiru Alao, who reported at Agbado Division that his elder sister had been beaten to death by her husband over allegation of adultery.
“Upon his complaint, the DPO Agbado, CSP Sunday Omonijo, led his men to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested and detained at the Station for murder.”
The alleged offence attracts life imprisonment or death sentence if he is tried and found guilty before the Court.
The police spokesman stated that the suspect, in his statement, alleged that the deceased had been involved in acts of infidelity for quite some time to the extent that she was dating their next door neighbour.
The suspect however gave his own side of the story as he explained that on the fateful day, the deceased asked him for money to spend on her younger brother’s naming ceremony and he gave her the sum of N10,000 but the deceased insisted that the money was not enough.
He also added that it was her adulterous practice that made him refuse to give her more money which was the genesis of the fight that resulted to her death.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police has ordered the case to be transferred to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and possible prosecution of the suspect.
The body of the deceased has also been deposited at Ifo General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
The CP warned that the Command would not tolerate any form of domestic violence. He also advised couples to desist from resulting to violence whenever they have disagreement in their homes.