A 26-year-old man, Mathew Oguntade, has been arrested by the Ogun State
Police Command for allegedly killing his 20-year old wife.
The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed
the development to Premium Times Monday, said Mary Oguntade was killed
during a scuffle with her husband on January 13 over a minor
He said the incident occurred in their matrimonial home located behind African Church in Owode-Ijako town of the state.
The police spokesperson said during the scuffle which started at about
1.00 a.m. Mr. Oguntade allegedly strangulated his wife to death, threw
her body outside through the window and fled their home.
He added that the chairman of the community’s Development Association,
Iskilu Kareem, reported the case to the police. Mr. Kareem said he had
received a telephone call from a member of the vigilante group in the
area that the couple were into a serious scuffle.
But before he got to the house, the man had committed the act and ran away.
“The DPO Sango Ota, SP Akinsola Ogunwale, led detectives to the scene
and removed the corpse to General Hospital, Ifo morgue before launching
serious manhunt for the suspect. Their efforts paid off the following
day when the suspect was apprehended and taken to custody,” Mr. Oyeyemi
He said the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that
the suspect be transferred to Homicide Section of the State Criminal
Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran,
Abeokuta for further investigation.
The spokesman said the commissioner appealed to members of the public to
always alert the police whenever their neighbours were engaged in
physical conflict in order to avert this type of ugly incident.