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Published On: Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014

Police arrest man for killing wife in Ogun

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Crime_03From James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta

The Police Detectives attached to Ishara Division of the Command have arrested a 47 year man, Gbenga Ogunfolabo for stabbing his wife, Bosede Ogunfolabo to death with broken bottle during a fight between the suspect and his deceased wife.

The incident occurred yesterday, in Ishara in Remo-North local government area of the state.

A release, signed by the Command’s image make, Muyiwa Adejobi said no one reported the case to the Police, as the families concerned wanted to sweep the matter under the carpet as a result of the pressure mounted on the deceased’s family by the family of the suspect but one of the relations of the deceased(name withheld) decided to report the matter to the police for thorough investigation before the police arrested the suspect.

It was gathered that the couple had eight children but lost two of them to sickness and that the husband, who is a farmer, has been maltreating the deceased, a petty trader, before he eventually stabbed her to death.

The State Police Commissioner, CP Ikemefuna Okoye has directed that the matter be transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran Abeokuta for discreet investigation; and has advised the general public to always report cases of this nature or any other crimes to the police to have records or statistics of crimes committed in the state and to allow justice to have its ways.

The commissioner of police has also assured the general public of command’s commitment n making sure that every case reported to the police will be adequately investigated with a view to restoring back lost confidence and trust in the minds of the public.

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