Man in police net for allegedly killing wife

Man in police net for allegedly killing wife
January 16 21:13 2017

A 26-year-old man has been arrested by the Ogun state police command for allegedly killing his wife during a domestic duel.

Mathew Oguntade and his late wife, Mary Oguntade, lived behind the Anglican Church at Owode-Ijako, in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.

According to the Police, the couple had a fight last Friday during which Mathew strangled Mary to death and fled the scene.

The Community Development Association Chairman of the community, Iskilu Kareem, who reported the case to the Police, said the suspect had killed the wife and thrown her body out of the window before the woman could get help.

He said he received a call from a member of the vigilante group in the area that the couple were into a serious fight but the deed had been done before he got to the scene.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the Divisional Police Officer, Sango Ota, Akinsola Ogunwale, a Superintendent of Police, later led detectives to the scene and removed the corpse to the General Hospital, Ifo mortuary.

Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the suspect was apprehended and taken into custody the following day.

He said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for further investigation.

Iliyasu urged Nigerians to always alert police on time any time their neighours were in any form of trouble.