The Police in Ogun State have arrested a 24-years-old man for stabbing his wife to death with a pair of scissors.
Neighbours said that the suspect, Mojiyagbe Olamilekan, had on Wednesday locked himself up with his wife, Seun Mojiyagbe, in their room, and started beating her.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer, said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police in Ode Remo Divisional Headquarters at about 3 p.m, on Wednesday.
“It was the wailing of the wife that attracted the neighbours, who tried all efforts to persuade the suspect to open the door but he refused.
“Upon the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ode Remo Division, CSP Olayemi Fagbohun, quickly mobilised his men and moved to the scene where the door to the couple’s apartment was forced open.
“The victim was met lying down unconscious in the pool of her own blood. She was quickly rushed to the State Hospital in Isara Remo where she was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty,” the command spokesperson said in the statement.
Mr Oyeyemi added that the husband was promptly arrested and taken to custody, saying the corpse of the victim had been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.
The suspect has since been transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for investigation and prosecution.