The men of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested a 43- year- old housewife, Bisola Awodele for allegedly killing her baby and pouring hot water on her husband, Peter Phillips, causing him grievous bodily harm.
According to the police, the suspect was arrested on the 8th of March 2021.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested after her husband reported the second incident at Sango-Ota Area Command.
He said the victim went with first degree burns all over his body and reported that his wife, a mother of five accused him of getting drunk always as a result of which she picked a pot containing already boiled water, and poured it on his body.
Oyeyemi said the area commander ACP Muhideen Obe quickly directed his Juvenille Welfare Centre section to effect the arrest of the murderous woman.
He said the team swiftly moved to the scene where the suspect was promptly apprehended.
During interrogation, he added that the suspect explained to the police how her husband was fond of coming home drunk always without contributing anything to the welfare of her and the children.
Oyeyemi said, “She stated further that on that fateful day, the husband came home drunk as usual, and while she was complaining about the husband act of drunkenness, the man started insulting her and her parents which infuriated her, consequence of which she poured the hot water on his body.
“Preliminary investigation also revealed that the suspect gave birth to a baby about eight months ago, but she killed and secretly buried the baby out of frustration.
“The investigating team have since followed her to the secret grave of the killed baby, where the remains were exhumed.
“The husband has been taken to the Ota General Hospital where he is presently recuperating.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.