Ogun police nab mother, deaf son over murder of neighbour


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Ogun State Police Command says they have arrested a 35- year- old woman, Mary Ogbeifu and her 17- year-old son, Godwin over the alleged gruesome murder of their 60- year-old neighbour, Iyabo Olasheinde.

Crime report from the command indicated that the suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the police at Ojodu Abiodun divisional headquarters.

According to the crime report, the distress call indicated that while Godwin Ogbeifu who resides atĀ  Akoko Crescent, Yakoyo area of Ojodu went to the compound of the deceased at Omolara Street Yakoyo, he was sent away from the compound having been warned not to come to the compound before.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said while Godwin got home, he informed his mother who then followed him to the said compound where the deceased was met within the compound.

While the mother was having an altercation with the deceased and demanding for the reason why her son was sent away, the state police spokesman said the son,who is deaf and dumb took a broken bottle which he brought with him and used it to stab the deceased on her neck.

Acting on the distress call, he added that the Divisional Police Officer, Ojodu Abiodun, SP Eyitayo Akinluwade mobilised his men and moved to the scene, where the two suspects were apprehended and the victim rushed to the nearby hospital for treatment, but she was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.

Oyeyemi said the corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation, with the view to charging them to court as soon as investigation is concluded.




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