Ogun Police men have arrested a 35-year-old man, Eluyera Wasiu over a failed attempt to kill his 29-year-old pregnant wife.
Wasiu and his accomplice, Adeniyi Samuel, were arrested following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer of Ogijo headquarters, CSP Muhammed Baba, from concerned members of the public on New Year Day that the two suspects were involved in a serious physical combat at oponuwa area of Ogijo.
Responding to the distress call, the DPO quickly mobilised his men to the scene, where the two suspects were promptly arrested.
It was during interrogation that Samuel opened up and informed the police that Wasiu contracted him to kill his pregnant wife, one Bola Taiwo.
He added that Eluyera Wasiu promised to give him #10,000 for the job, out of which he had already given him #5,000, to pay the balance on completion of the job.
Confirming the incident, Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was married to Bola Taiwo but got separated due to irreconcilable differences.
Wasiu later got married to another woman who is presently living with him.
Oyeyemi said; ''Somehow, he met with his former wife and they started going out together again which resulted to pregnancy. In order not to upset his new wife, Wasiu asked Bola Taiwo to terminate the pregnancy but the suggestion 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.
"In his confessional statement, he stated that he had twice bought food for her from one eatery and laced the food with poison, but the lady by providence did not eat the food. It was when all his personal efforts to kill her failed that he contracted Adeniyi Taiwo to help him eliminate her. He confessed further that, he personally took Adeniyi to the woman's house, and he gave him her picture for easy identification.
"But when he didn't carry out the assignment as agreed, he demanded for the refund of the advance payment he made to him, and his refusal led to the fight which eventually led to their arrest.'' Oyeyemi concluded
The police spokesperson added that the state Commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered a full-scale investigation of the case with the view to arraign the suspect in court as soon as investigation is concluded