The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 37 year old man, Mutiu Sonola for allegedly beating his 34 year old wife Zainab Shotayo to death.

Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the incident on Thursday, said the suspect was arrested on Wednesday  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.

The Police spokesman said, the complainant further told the police that he quickly raced to the scene and rushed her daughter to General hospital ijaye where the doctor confirmed her dead, adding that as soon as the suspect realised that the victim is dead, he took to his heels.

“On the strength of the report, the DPO Ibara division SP Dada Olusegun mobilized his detectives and went after the suspect. His hiding place was eventually located and he was promptly arrested”, Oyeyemi added.

Penpushing further reports that, Oyeyemi  said preliminary investigation revealed that the man is found of beating the deceased at any slight provocation and that the incident of that fateful day was a very minor disagreement, adding that the corpse of the deceased has been deposited at general hospital mortuary for autopsy.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police  Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.

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