Police in Ogun State arrested a 32-year-old Biodun Adebiyi for allegedly beating a cigarette seller above N50 to death.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson for Ogun police, revealed in a statement Monday.
Police said the incident happened on Sunday in the Ajegunle neighborhood of Idiroko, where the deceased, Mukaila Adamu, 30, was selling cigarettes in his father’s shop.
The deceased was reportedly beaten to death for refusing to give the suspect his N50 change.
âThe suspect was arrested on December 5, 2021, following a report filed at Idiroko’s division headquarters by the deceased’s father, one Adamu Abubakar, who reported that the suspect had come to his store from the Ajegunle district of Idiroko around 2 p.m. to buy cigarettes and his son Mukaila Adamu took care of him.
âHe added that around 10pm the suspect came back and asked for a balance of N50. This led to an argument between him and his son, and during the argument the suspect descended heavily on his son Mukaila Adamu with a punch, as a result of which his son collapsed and was carried away. emergency at the hospital where he was confirmed dead, âthe police said in the statement.
Mr. Oyeyemi said after the report was filed, the divisional police officer of Idiroko’s division, Shadrach Oriloye, mobilized his men to the scene, where the suspect was arrested.
“The body of the deceased was taken to the morgue for an autopsy,” Oyeyemi added.
State Police Commissioner Lanre Bankole ordered the suspect’s transfer to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.
Housewife sets her mistress on fire
In another incident, a 32-year-old woman, Kehinde Abdulwasiu, was arrested by police for allegedly pouring gasoline on her husband’s mistress and then setting her on fire.
Mr Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a report on November 22 by the deceased’s husband, one Fatai Olugbade.
Mr Olugbade said he had previously accused his wife, Tosin Olugbade, 23, of having an extramarital affair with a certain Ismail Wasiu, and to his surprise the said woman left her home and moved into the house of Ismail Wasiu, his concubine.
He further related that on November 14, he learned that Mr. Wasiu’s wife had quarreled with his wife, and that said wife from Wasiu had poured gasoline on him and set her on fire.
“The deceased was rushed to hospital by family members, but later passed away while she was being treated,” Oyeyemi said.
Police were called to the scene where the husband of the suspect, who had asked his wife to flee, was arrested.
Mr Oyeyemi said the homicide team launched a technical and intelligence-based investigation, which led to the arrest of the suspect, Ms Abdulwasiu, a mother of three, where she was taking refuge in the region of Saki, in Oyo State.
âThe preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and her husband initially lied to the family of the deceased, saying that it was cooking gas that had exploded and burned the deceased. But when the lie was revealed, the husband quickly asked the wife to flee. “
Mr Oyeyemi said the case was under investigation.
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