A 40-year-old man, Femi Adebowale, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for beating his wife, Kuburat, 37, to death. The incident happened on Monday at their residence in Agbado area of the state.
According to a statement on Friday by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on the day of the incident, the deceased had asked her husband for the money she would spend on her younger brother’s naming ceremony.
Femi gave her N10,000 but the deceased insisted that the money was not enough, which led to a fight that resulted in her death, the statement said.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a complaint from the deceased’s younger brother, Shakiru Alao, who reported at Agbado Division that his elder sister had been beaten to death by the husband over allegation of adultery.
Oyeyemi added, “In the suspect’s statement, he alleged that the deceased had been involving in act of infidelity for quite some time to the extent that she was dating their next door neighbour.
Meanwhile the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered that the case should be transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and possible prosecution of the suspect.
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