Man arrested by Ogun Police for beating 37-year-old wife to death


The suspect.

Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested one Femi Adebowale for beating his wife Kuburat Adebowale to death.

The incident which occurred July 17, according to a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, was said to have taken place at Ifo Local Government Area of the state.

Oyeyemi said, “The suspect, a resident of No.15 Campbell Street Agbado in Ifo Local Govt area of Ogun State was arrested following a complaint from the younger brother of the deceased one Shakiru Alao ‘m’ who reported at Agbado Division that his elder sister has been beaten to death by the 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. In his statement, the suspect alleged that the deceased has been involving in act of infidelity for quite some time to the extent that she was dating their next door neighbor.

“He stated further that on the fateful day, the deceased asked him for money which she will spend on her younger brother’s naming ceremony of which he gave her the sum of N10,000 but the deceased insisted that the money was not enough. It was her adulterous practice that made him to refuse given her more money and which was the genesis of the fight that resulted to her death. The body of the deceased has been deposited at Ifo General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

“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 Cp warned that the Command will not tolerate any form of domestic violence, he also advised couples to desist from resulting to violence whenever they have disagreement in their home,” the statement said.

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