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Man, 35, arrested over attempt to kill pregnant ex-wife


A 35-year-old man, identified as Eluyera Wasiu, and his friend Adeniyi Samuel, have been arrested after conspiring to kill his 29-year-old pregnant ex-wife, Bola Taiwo.

It was said that Wasiu conspired with his friend Adeniyi to kill Bola Taiwo after two attempts of food poisoning.

PUNCH gathered that the suspect who had divorced his wife, married another one, but, later impregnated his former wife after a stage-managed reconciliation.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

Oyeyemi said the suspect was married to Taiwo but got separated due to irreconcilable differences.

He added that the suspect later got married to another woman who was presently living with him.

According to Oyeyemi, somehow, he met with his former wife and they started going out together again which resulted in pregnancy.

He said, “In order not to upset his new wife, Wasiu asked Bola Taiwo to terminate the pregnancy the suggestion that was rejected by Bola Taiwo.

“Having tried all he could to abort the pregnancy to no avail, Wasiu Eluyera decided to eliminate the woman and the pregnancy.”

The PPRO said the suspect and his accomplice, were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO, Ogijo Divisional Headquarters from concerned members of the public on the 1st of January 2022.