A 37 year old man, Mutiu Sonola was arrested by the Ogun state police command for beating his wife, Zainab Shotayo, to death.
The suspect was arrested on Wednesday following a complaint lodged by the father of the deceased at the police station in Abeokuta, the state capital.
Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed this in a statement made available by the police.
According to the police public relation officer in the state, Mr Oyeyemi Said;
The father of the deceased complained at Ibara Division that he was called on the phone that his daughter was having a misunderstanding with her husband and that she has been beaten to coma by the husband.
He stated further that he quickly raced to the scene and rushed her daughter to the General Hospital, Ijaye where the doctor confirmed her dead.
According to him as soon as the suspect discovered that his wife was dead he took to his heels.
On the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer in Ibara, Dada Olusegun, was said to have mobilised operatives and went after the suspect.
His hiding place was eventually located and he was promptly arrested,” the command’s spokesman said, adding, “Preliminary investigation revealed that the man is fond of beating the deceased at any slight provocation and that the incident of that fateful day was a very minor disagreement
Mr Oyeyemi further noted that the body of the victim has been deposited at the morgue for autopsy.
The Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Kenneth Ebrimson, has also ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.