Man beats wife to death on Christmas Day in Ogun

Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokuta

A man identified as Mutiu Sonola has been arrested by the operatives of the Command for beating his wife, Zainab shotayo to .

Mutiu,37, allegedly started beating  his wife in the morning on over minor disagreement and despite being told by  neighbours to desist from further assaulting his wife, furious Mutiu kept hitting her with blows until the 34 years woman slumped to the ground and slipped into coma.

He, allegedly, fled quickly when it dawned on him that his wife was not likely to survive the beating.

It was learnt that neighbours notified the father of the woman, who rushed to the scene and took his to the State , Ijaiye, Abeokuta, for but confirmed her already dead.

The Police in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a release stated that the suspect was arrested by detectives from Ibara Division of the Command.

Abimbola, a of Police (DSP), stated further that had revealed that Mutiu was habitually beating his wife at any slightest provocation and that the latest leading to the woman’s death was triggered by a “minor disagreement.”

According to him, the remains of the woman were  deposited at the morgue of the State Hospital, Ijaiye for autopsy while her husband would be transferred to the section of the for further investigation and prosecution.

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He stated: “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 phone that his daughter was having a misunderstanding with her husband and that she has been beaten to comma by the husband.

“He said that he quickly rushed to the scene and took  her daughter to the hospital, ijaye where the confirmed her dead.

“As as the suspect realised that the victim is dead, he took to his heels and on the strength of the report, the Divisional , Ibara division, Dada mobilized his detectives and went after the suspect.

“His hiding place was eventually located and he was promptly arrested.”



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