The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has revealed it is currently investigating a homicide that happened on Wednesday afternoon at an unnamed location in the state.
The culprit whose name is given as Mojiyagbe Olamilekan, 24, reportedly locked both the entrance and exit doors to his house and descended on his wife for an unknown cause.
The Police alleged that Olamilekan during the brawl used a pair of scissors to stab his wife. Neighbours who testified to the incident said the man locked himself up with his wife, Seun Mojiyagbe, in their room, and started beating her.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told reporters that said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police in Ode Remo Divisional Headquarters at about 3 p.m, on Wednesday.
He noted that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ode Remo Division, CSP Olayemi Fagbohun, upon the notification, quickly mobilised his men and moved to the scene where the door to the couple’s apartment was forced open.
“The victim was met lying down unconscious in the pool of her own blood. She was quickly rushed to the State Hospital in Isara Remo where she was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty,” Oyeyemi said.
Naija News learnt that it was the wailing of the woman that attracted the neighbours’ attention to push a call through to the authorities.
The Police mouthpiece confirmed that the said husband was promptly arrested and taken to custody, saying the corpse of the victim had been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.
Oyeymi added that the suspect has since been transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for investigation and prosecution.