Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested one Mutiu Sonola for allegedly beating his wife Zainab Shotayo, to death on Christmas day.
This was made known in a statement issued by Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s Public Relations Officer, on Thursday.
According to the police, the 37-year-old Sonola was arrested after a report was made by the father of the deceased at Ibara division of the command.
The law enforcement agency explained that Shotayo’s father was informed via a phone call that his daughter was beaten to a coma by her husband following a misunderstanding.
The deceased’s father rushed his daughter to the General Hospital, Ijaye, where the doctor confirmed the 34-year-old woman dead.
Sonola was subsequently arrested after he went to hide in an undisclosed location, the police added.
“As soon as the suspect realised that the victim is dead, the suspect took to his heels.
“On the strength of the report, the DPO Ibara division, SP Dada Olusegun, mobilised his detectives and went after the suspect.
“His hiding place was eventually located and he was promptly arrested.
“The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at General Hospital mortuary for autopsy,” the statement read.
The police said preliminary investigation had revealed that the man was fond of beating the deceased at any slight provocation.
It noted that Kenneth Ebrimson, the Ogun Commissioner of Police, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.