Police Arrests 47 Year Old Woman For Battery
A 47-year-old housewife, Joy Egeonu was, yesterday arrested by the Police in Ogun State for beating an eleven-year-old nephew of her husband to death on the allegation that the deceased stole her N6,500.
The deceased’s mother Ijeoma Egeonu had reported at Agbado Divisional headquarters that her son who was living with her elder brother and his wife at Opeilu in Agbado was beaten to death by her brother’s wife over an allegation that the boy Chibuike Egeonu stole the sum of N6,500 belonging to the said woman.
She stated further that the incident happened on the 3rd of February 2019 and that the woman took the corpse of the boy to Ifo where she hurriedly buried the boy.
Following the report, the DPO Agbado Division CSP Omonijo Olatunji led his detectives to the scene where the woman was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect claimed to have suspected the boy as the person who stole her money which prompted her to flog the boy to the point of Coma.
She further stated that the boy gave up the ghost while she was taking him to the hospital and that it was later discovered that the missing money was taken by her husband and not the deceased as suspected. She has since taken detectives to where the boy was hurriedly buried.
The Commissioner of Police CP Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence Department for further investigation.
He equally ordered for the arrest of the suspect’s husband who assisted in burying the boy in order to cover the criminal act of his wife.