According to a press statement by the police public relations officer, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested, following a distress call received by the Divisional police officer, Obalende divisional headquarters, Ijebu ode
“The suspect who is a co- butcher with the deceased, sighted a woman who her husband recently impregnated at the abattoir, and she started questioning the woman about her audacity to get pregnant for her husband,” he said.
This development was said to have led to a hot argument between her and the deceased, as a result of which the suspect picked a knife, and stabbed the deceased at the back of his left leg, thereby, cutting one of his veins.
” He was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital for first aid, and later transferred to Ijebu ode General hospital where he eventually gave up the ghost as a result of excessive bleeding.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Obalende division, Superintendent of Police Murphy Salami, led his men to the scene, but the suspect has taken to flight before their arrival.
“She was subsequently traced and was eventually arrested in her hideout at Mobalufon area of Ijebu Ode. ”
DSP Oyeyemi explained that during interrogation, the suspect, who happened to be the fourth wife of the deceased, claimed that it was her husband who first slapped her simply because she asked his new wife her mission at her market stand.
He said the corpse of the deceased was said to have been released to the family for burial in accordance with Islamic rights after the autopsy has been conducted
The commissioner of police, CP Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department, for discreet investigation and prosecution.