A 47-year-old man, Gbenga Ogunfolabo has been arested by the Ogun state Police Command for stabbing his wife, Bosede, to death with broken bottle during a fight.
Gbenga was reportedly arrested on Monday, July 21 by detectives attached to the Ishara Police Division in the Remo North Local Government Area of the state, few days after he committed the crime, according to the Police PPRO, Adejobi.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident said it occurred on Wednesday, July 16, but was not reported to the police as the families concerned wanted to sweep the matter under the carpet.
He said, “Pressure was mounted on the deceased’s family by the family of the suspect, but one of the relations of the deceased decided to report the matter to the police which led to the arrest of the suspect.”
“It was gathered that the couple had eight children but lost two to sickness and that the husband has been maltreating the deceased, a petty trader, before he eventually stabbed her to death.
“The Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, CP Ikemefuna Okoye, has directed that the matter be transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran, Abeokuta for investigation.