Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested 46-year-old Sobola Olatunji, a staff of Remo North Local government for allegedly stabbing his 38 years old wife to death on mere suspicion of infidelity.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson of the state police command who confirmed this to newsmen, said the suspect was arrested following a complaint by the father of the deceased, Alhaji Ambali Yinusa, who reported at Owode-Egba divisional headquarters that his son-in-law Sobola Olatunji had a misunderstanding with his wife, Momudat Sobola, which led to a physical fight between them.
He further stated that in the process, Sobola Olatunji took a knife and stabbed his wife at the back.
Upon the report, the DPO Owode-Egba division, Csp Matthew Ediae dispatched his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested and the victim was quickly rushed to the hospital for treatment. But while the treatment was going on, the victim died.
On interrogation, the suspect who claimed to have married to the deceased for 20 years alleged that he suspected his wife to have been having extra marital affairs because of some text messages he saw on her phone.
He stated further that it was when he challenged his late wife about his suspicions that fight broke out between them which eventually led to the death of the mother of three. The corpse of the deceased had been deposited at Olabisi Onabanjo University teaching hospital morgue for autopsy.”he said
Abimbola added that the Commissioner of Police, Cp Edward A. Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the homicide section of the State criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.