The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 28-year-old man, Kazeem Yusuf for allegedly beating his 26 years old wife, Raimot to death.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta on Wednesday, disclosed that the suspect was arrested three weeks after he committed the crime and run away after reporting the death to the police.
Oyeyemi added that the suspect who has been on the run since September when the incident happened was apprehended on Monday by the policemen at Enugada Police divisional headquarters.
The command’s spokesperson explained on that on 23rd September, 2019 the suspect ran to the station and reported that his wife collapsed while going to fetch water and gave up the ghost.
Oyeyemi said upon his report, the DPO Enugada division, SP Baba Hamzat detailed his detectives to the scene, but on close observation of the corpse, the detectives noticed marks of violence on her which aroused their suspicion that the victim might not have died of natural cause.
He said, “The suspect who has been on the run since 23rd of September 2019 when the incident happened was apprehended on the 14th of October 2019 by the policemen at Enugada divisional headquarters.
“On the 23rd of September 2019, when the incident happened, the suspect ran to the station and reported that his wife collapsed while going to fetch water and gave up the ghost.
“Upon his report, DPO Enugada division SP Baba Hamzat detailed his detectives to the scene, but on close observation of the corpse, the detectives noticed marks of violence on it 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 corpse was subsequently taken to General hospital Ijaiye mortuary while a massive manhunt was launched for the fleeing killer husband.
“The manhunt yielded positive result on the 14th of October 2019 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 further stated that it was not the first time of beating the woman, but he didn’t know that the beating will results to her untimely death.
The corpse of the deceased a mother of one has been buried by her relations according to Islamic rite.
“Meanwhile, 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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