The Police in Ogun have arrested a 25 year old man, Ajibade Olumuyiwa, for allegedly killing his wife’s lover at their matrimonial home in Doland Estate, Ogun State.
Information has it that the suspect who had abandoned his wife for eight months had suddenly returned on March 17, 2019 and met the supposed lover, Olakiitan Balogun in the house.
Infuriated by the presence of Balogun, Olumuyiwa immediately started beating him and out of anger smashed his head on the wall.
The Ajuwon Divisional Police Officer, CSP Afolabi Kazeem was alerted to the incident by concerned neighbours who heard the wife shouting and calling for help.
Speaking on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested at 1:45 am, the day he committed the offence.
“ On interrogation, the suspect explained that he came to his house at about 12: 30 midnight on the fateful day and met the deceased right inside the house with his wife, this infuriated him and he started beating the man and hit his head against the wall leading to the the death of the victim.
“ The woman at the centre of the crisis, Titilayo Olayiwola, denied having any amorous relationship with the deceased, she explained that the suspect has abandoned her in the house for the past eight months with an instruction to the gateman to be monitoring her and give him information if he see her with any man.
“She stated further that the victim was a cobbler leaving within the area and on that day, the deceased’s girlfriend came to pay him a visit and since he is not living alone, he decided to bring the girl to a room in the house due to his closeness to the family. But as soon as the gateman saw him, he alerted the husband who rushed to the house and descended heavily on the deceased without listening to any explanation from her and the girlfriend to the victim.”
The Ogun PPRO said the corpse of the deceased had been deposited at the general hospital mortuary for post mortem examination
Oyeyemi also stated that the commissioner of police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu had ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation and prosecution.
He said the CP also warned that the command will not hesitate to deal decisively with anybody taking laws into their own hands for whatever reason.