The Police in Ogun State have arrested a 40-year-old man, Femi Adebowale, for beating his 37-year-old wife Kuburat to death.
The incident happened in their residence in Agbado area of the state on Monday.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement yesterday said that on the day of the incident, the deceased had asked her husband for the money she would spend on her younger brother’s naming ceremony.
The PPRO said Femi gave his wife N10,000 but that the deceased insisted that the money was not enough, which led to a fight that resulted in her death.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a complaint from the deceased ’s younger brother, Shakiru Alao, who reported at Agbado Division that his elder sister had been beaten to death by the husband over allegation of adultery.
Oyeyemi added, “In the suspect’s statement, he alleged that the deceased had been involving in act of infidelity for quite some time to the extent that she was dating their next door neighbour.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu has, however, ordered the transfer of the matter to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and possible prosecution of the suspect.