A husband in Ogun state has been arrested for allegedly beat his wife to death on Christmas morning.
The husband who is now in Police in Ogun state custody has been identified Mutiu Sonola and he is said to have beaten his wife, shotayo to death over a minor disagreement on Christmas day, the 25th of December, 2019.
When Mutiu started beating his wife on Christmas morning, neighbours were allegedly asking him to stop assaulting her but he persisted in hitting her until the 34-year-old woman slumped and slipped into coma.
After she fell into a coma, he immediately fled their home knowing his wife might not survive it. Neighbours claim it was the woman’s father that rushed her to the hospital after he was notified of the incident. He rushed her to State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, for treatment but doctors confirmed she was brought in dead.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a release stated that the suspect was arrested by detectives from Ibara Division of the Ogun state Police Command.
“The suspect was arrested on Wednesday 25th of December 2019 following a report by the father of the deceased who complained at Ibara division that he was called on phone that his daughter was having a misunderstanding with her husband and that she has been beaten to comma by the husband.
“He said that he quickly rushed to the scene and took her daughter to the General hospital, Ijaye where the doctor confirmed her dead.
“As soon as the suspect realised that the victim is dead, he took to his heels and on the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ibara division, Dada Olusegun mobilized his detectives and went after the suspect.
“His hiding place was eventually located and he was promptly arrested,” he said.