Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested a 28-year-old man, Opeyemi Ganiyu, for allegedly killing his mother-in-law, Abosede Oyewole.
He was said to have been arrested on the 3rd of May 2021.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a report made at Atan-Ota Divisional headquarters by one Odunayo Mathew.
He said Mathew had reported that the suspect, who is married to the daughter of the deceased, was fond of beating his wife on slight provocation.
Oyeyemi said on the fateful day, the suspect, as usual, had beaten up his wife and inflicted injuries on her, “and that is the reason why the deceased went to meet him in order to warn him to desist from beating her daughter.”
He, however added that the suspect on sighting the deceased in his house, descended heavily on her, beat her mercilessly before stabbing her on her ribs with a knife.
Oyeyemi said, “The deceased was rushed to an hospital for treatment, but gave up the ghost in the process.
“Having heard that the victim has died, the suspect took to flight.”
“The DPO, Atan-Ota Division CSP Abolade Oladigbolu there and then detailed his detectives to go after him and bring him to justice.”
He said the detectives embarked on intelligence-based investigation, which led them to his hideout in Ikorodu, Lagos state where he was eventually apprehended.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that, the suspect is a member of notorious cult group in the area.
“He was also one of those who led hoodlums to burn down Atan- Ota Police Division during the #ENDSARS protest, and killed the divisional crime officer on the 21st of October 2020, “Oyeyemi said.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Homicide Section of the State Criminalinal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.