The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 28-year-old man identified as Opeyemi Adeola Ganiyu, for allegedly stabbing his mother-in-law, Abosede Oyewole to death.
The arrest and detention of the suspect was confirmed in a statement on Wednesday by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command who revealed that that the suspect was nabbed following a report made at Atan Ota divisional headquarters by one Odunayo Mathew.
DSP Oyeyemi said that Odunayo reported that the now detained suspect, who is married to the daughter of the deceased, is fond of beating his wife on slight provocation.
The statement added that; “On a fateful day, the suspect, as usual, had beaten up his wife and inflicted injuries on her. The deceased went to meet him in order to warn him to desist from beating her daughter.
“On sighting the deceased in his house, the suspect descended heavily on her, beat her mercilessly before stabbing her on her ribs with a knife.
“The deceased was rushed to a hospital for treatment but gave up the ghost in the process.
“Having heard that the victim has died, the suspect took to flight. The Dpo Atan ota division csp Abolade Oladigbolu there and then detailed his detectives to go after him and bring him to justice. The detectives embarked on intelligence based investigation, which led them to his hideout in Ikorodu Lagos state where he was eventually apprehended.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that, the suspect is a member of notorious cult group in the area. He was also one of those who led hoodlums to burn down Atan ota police division during the endsars protest, and killed the divisional crime officer on the 21st of October 2020,” the statement in part read.