The Ogun State police command has arrested a 37-year-old man identified as Mutiu Sonola, for beating his wife, Zainab Shotayo to death.
Mutiu who kept hitting his wife over a minor issue till she slumped and slipped into a coma reportedly fled the scene of the incident upon realizing she might die.
The suspect was arrested by police detectives from Ibara Division of Ogun State Police Command after Zainab was confirmed dead by a doctor after being rushed to State Hospital in Ijaiye by her father who was alerted by neighbours.
Ogun State’s Police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the suspect’s arrest said Mutiu will be transferred to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution as they await the autopsy report.
“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 the phone that his daughter was having a misunderstanding with her husband and that she has been beaten to coma 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 realized 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.”