The police in Ogun State have arrested a 45-year-old man, Segun Omotosho Ebenezer, for beating his 42-year-old wife, Omotosho Olubukola, to death.
Police spokesman in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told journalists on Monday that the suspect was arrested following a complaint at the Kemta Division on Monday, November 14, by the elder sister of the deceased.
Oyeyemi said the deceased’s sister told the police that the victim was beaten and injured by her husband over a minor disagreement and that he rushed her to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, but that she died while receiving treatment.
He explained that, “Unknown to the husband, the deceased had sent a voice note to her family members, informing them that her husband had used a padlock to hit her on the head while beating her, and that if she dies, they should be aware that it was her husband that killed her.
“As soon as the voice note was played to his (husband) hearing, the husband took to his heels, having realised that his evil deed had been exposed.
“Upon the report and the recording evidence, the DPO of Kemta, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle, detailed his detectives to go after the husband and fish him out from wherever he might be.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that their incessant quarrels were because the deceased built a private school in the name of herself and the husband, but the husband who is a carpenter wanted to take over the control of the school which the deceased who was an NCE graduate refused.
“This has been the reason why the suspect has always been beating the deceased, until the fateful day when he used the iron padlock to hit her on the head, which eventually led to her death.”