Woman stabs 17-year-old daughter to death in Ogun

Woman stabs 17-year-old daughter to death in Ogun
Woman, 45, stabs daughter,17, to death in Ogun

A 45-year-old woman, Kafayat Lawal, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stabbing her 17-year-old daughter, Ayomide Adekoya, with a broken bottle to death.

It was also learnt that Lawal stabbed another child but is receiving treatment in a hospitalised.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Friday explained that the suspect was arrested following information received by the Divisional Police Officer Ogijo divisional headquarters, CSP Mohammed Suleman Baba around 2:30 pm.

The PPRO said the suspect locked her two daughters in a room where she beat and injured them with a broken bottle.

"Upon the information, the DPO mobilised his men and moved to the scene where the two victims were rescued and taken to hospital for treatment before one of them gave up the ghost.

"The suspect was then arrested and taken to custody.

"On interrogation, the suspect who claimed to have separated from her husband nine years ago informed the police that her two daughters left home during the Salah and didn't return till following day.

"This infuriated her, and when she wanted to beat them, people around pleaded on their behalves and she left them, only for them to go out again the following day and passed the night outside.

"It was the annoyance that made her to lock them inside and injured them both with broken bottle.

"The older one Blessing Adekoya 19 was injured in the hand, while her younger sister Ayomide was stabbed in the chest and unfortunately gave up the ghost while receiving treatment," he said.

Oyeyemi however said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

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