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Ogun police arrest abusive husband for beating mother-in-law to death

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A 28-year-old man, Opeyemi Adeola Ganiyu, has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for allegedly killing his mother-in-law, Abosede Oyewole.

A statement released by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated that the suspect was arrested following a report made at Atan Ota divisional headquarters by one Odunayo Mathew, who reported that the suspect, who is married to the daughter of the deceased, is fond of beating his wife on slight provocation.

”On a fateful day, the suspect, as usual, had beaten up his wife and inflicted injuries on her. The deceased went to meet him in order to warn him to desist from beating her daughter. On sighting the deceased in his house, the suspect descended heavily on her, beat her mercilessly before stabbing her on her ribs with a knife.

The deceased was rushed to a hospital for treatment but gave up the ghost in the process. Having heard that the victim has died, the suspect took to his hills. He was trailed to his hideout in Ikorodu, Lagos, where he was eventually apprehended.

Preliminary investigation revealed that, the suspect is a member of notorious cult group in the area. He was also one of those who led hoodlums to burn down Atan ota police division during the endsars protest, and killed the divisional crime officer on the 21st of October 2020.”the statement read in part.

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