By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 37-year old man Mutiu Sonola for beating his 34 years old wife, Zainab Shotayo to death.
The suspect was arrested on Wednesday 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 a comma.
He stated further that he quickly raised to the scene and rushed her daughter to 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.
On the strength of the report, the DPO Ibara division, SP Dada Olusegun mobilized his detectives and went after the suspect. His hiding place was eventually located and he was promptly arrested.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the man is found of beating the deceased at any slight provocation and that the incident of that fateful day was a very minor disagreement.
The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at general hospital mortuary for autopsy.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.