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Man beats wife to death on Christmas day in Ogun

A 37-year-old man identified as Mutiu Sonola has been arrested by the Ogun state police command for allegedly beating his wife to death.

The deceased identified as Zainab Shotayo who slumped and slipped into a coma after the suspect named Mutiu hits the deceased over small issue.

The suspect identified Mutiu was arrested by police detectives after he reportedly fled the scene of the incident upon realizing she might die.

According to reports, police operatives from Ibara Division of Ogun state Police Command, after Zainab was confirmed dead by a doctor after being rushed to State Hospital in Ijaiye by her father who was alerted by neighbours.

While reacting to the development, Ogun State’s Police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyem confirmed the suspect’s arrest said Mutiu will be transferred to the homicide section of the state crimminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution as they await the autopsy report.

He said;

“The suspect was arrested on Wednesday 25th of December 2019 following a report by the father of the deceased who complained at Ibara division that he was called on phone that his daughter was having a misunderstanding with her husband and that she has been beaten to comma by the husband.

“He said that he quickly rushed to the scene and took  her daughter to the General hospital, ijaye where the doctor confirmed her dead.

“As soon as the suspect realised that the victim is dead, he took to his heels and on the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ibara division, Dada Olusegun mobilized his detectives and went after the suspect.

“His hiding place was eventually located and he was promptly arrested.”

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