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Man beats wife to death on Christmas day in Ogun 


The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a man for allegedly beating his wife to death on Christmas day.
Mutiu Sonola, 37, who was allegedly fond of beating up his 34-year-old wife, Zainab Shotayo, at anyy slight provocation reportedly took to his heels after the deceased went into a coma.
He was, however, arrested the same day, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement on Thursday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested on the same day following a report by the father of the deceased .
He said the father of the deceased complained at Ibara division that he was called on the phone that his daughter was having a misunderstanding with her husband and that she has been beaten to coma by the husband.
According to Oyeyemi, the deceased’s father stated further that he quickly raced to the scene and rushed her daughter to the general hospital, Ijaye where the doctor confirmed her dead.
He said,
“As soon as the suspect realised that the victim is dead, the suspect took to his heels.
“On the strength of the report, the DPO Ibara division SP Dada Olusegun mobilized his detectives and went after the suspect. 
“His hiding place was eventually located and he was promptly arrested.”
He added that preliminary investigation had revealed that the man was fond of beating the deceased at any slight provocation and that the incident of that fateful day was a very minor disagreement.
Oyeyemi said,
“the  corpse of the deceased has been deposited at general hospital mortuary for autopsy.”
He said the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.

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