Christmas Tragedy: Artisan Beats Wife To Death In Ogun - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

Christmas Tragedy: Artisan Beats Wife To Death In Ogun

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The Ogun State command of Nigeria police Force said it has arrested a 37 year old man for beating his 34year-old wife Zainab shotayo to death. 


The Sonola,  an artisan who resides at Ijeun Titun area of Abeokuta South local government area of Ogun State, was arrested on Wednesday following a report by the father of the deceased who complained at Ibara division that he was called on phone that his daughter was having a misunderstanding with her husband and that she has been beaten to comma by the husband.

He stated further that he quickly raised to the scene and rushed his daughter to General hospital Ijaye where the doctor confirmed her dead.

The Police PRO in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the incident, said as soon as the suspect realised that the victim is dead, he took to his heels.

He said on the strength of the report, the DPO Ibara division, SP Dada Olusegun mobilized his detectives and went after the suspect. 

The PPRO said the suspect hideout was eventually located and he was promptly arrested.

He added that, preliminary investigation revealed that the man is found of beating the deceased at any slight provocation and that the incident of that fateful day was a very minor disagreement.

The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at general hospital mortuary for autopsy.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution