A man identified as Opeyemi Adeola Ganiyu has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing his mother-in-law, Abosede Oyewole. The suspect it was said stabbed the victim with a knife, causing her to bleed to death.
In a statement on Wednesday, by the Police Public Relation Officer of Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, CRIMECHANNELS learnt that the suspected killer was apprehended on Monday.
Oyeyemi said that the suspect was arrested following a report made at Atan Ota divisional headquarters by one Odunayo Mathew.
Oyeyemi said, “Mathew had reported that the suspect, who was fond of beating his wife on any slight provocation, did so again on Monday, inflicting injuries on her body.”
“The slain mother-in-law had visited her daughter’s husband to warn him against beating his wife, but on sighting the deceased in his house, the suspect descended heavily on her, beat her mercilessly before stabbing her on the ribs with a knife.”
“The woman was rushed to a hospital for treatment, but she gave up the ghost in the process.”
Oyeyemi further stated that, “As he heard about the death of his mother-in-law, the suspect fled to an unknown destination.”
Oyeyemi disclosed that the DPO of Atan-Ota division, CSP Abolade Oladigbolu, together with some of his detectives went in search of the suspect.
He said, “The detectives embarked on an intelligence-based investigation, which led them to his hideout in Ikorodu, Lagos State, where he was eventually apprehended.”
Oyeyemi revealed that upon preliminary investigation, the suspect was discovered to be member of a notorious cult group in the area.
“He was also one of those who led hoodlums to burn down Atan-Ota police division during the EndSARS protest and killed the Divisional crime officer on October 21, 2020, “Oyeyemi said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state CIID for further investigation and prosecution.