The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 37-year-old man, Mutiu Sonola, for allegedly beating his wife, Zainab Shotayo to death on Christmas day. The suspect was arrested yesterday by the police following a complaint made by the father of the deceased.
This was revealed on Thursday through a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi. Oyeyemi explained that the command swung into action following a report by the deceased father at the Ibara police division.
According to the PPRO, the deceased father reported that he received a call that his daughter has been beaten to coma by her husband following a misunderstanding that ensued between them. The father allegedly rushed to the scene of the event and took the daughter to General Hospital Ijaye where she was confirmed dead by the doctor.
Meanwhile, the PPRO disclosed that the deceased father reported that the suspect took to his heels after he learned that his wife had passed on. In his words, “As soon as the suspect realised that the victim is dead, the suspect took to his heels.
“On the strength of the report, the DPO Ibara division, SP Dada Olusegun, mobilised his detectives and went after the suspect.
“His hiding place was eventually located and he was promptly arrested.”
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect had been in the business of beating his wife for a while before it led to her death.
Reasonably, the body of the deceased has been deposited in the General Hospital morgue for autopsy. The case has been transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.