Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested a 45-year-old woman, Kafayat Lawal for allegedly stabbing her two daughters and one of them later died in the hospital.
Police crime report indicated that she was nabbed on 27th of July 2021 at Ogijo area of the state.
The deceased named was given as 17-year-old Ayomide Adekoya.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following an information received by the Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo divisional headquarters CSP Mohammed Suleman Baba at about 2.30 pm, that the suspect locked her two daughters in a room where she beat and injured them with broken bottle.
Acting on the information, he said Baba mobilised his men and moved to the scene where the two victims were rescued and taken to hospital for treatment before one of them gave up the ghost.
Oyeyemi added that the suspect was then arrested and taken to custody.
The state police spokesman explained that during interrogation, the suspect who claimed to have separated from her husband nine years ago, informed the police that her two daughters left home during the Sallah and didn’t return till the following day.
Oyeyemi said, “This she said infuriated her, and when she wanted to beat them, people around pleaded on their behalf and she left them, only for them to go out again the following day and passed the night outside.
“It was the annoyance that made her to lock them inside a room and injured them both with broken bottle.
“The older one, Blessing Adekoya (19) was injured in the hand, while her younger sister Ayomide was stabbed in the chest and unfortunately gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.
Meanwhile, he said the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta for further investigation and diligent prosecution.