By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 45- year- old woman, Kafayat Lawal, for beating and stabbing her 17 -year-old daughter, Ayomide Adekoya to death.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer, stated this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Friday.
Oyeyemi noted that the suspect was arrested on July 27.
“The suspect was arrested following information received by the DPO, Ogijo Divisional Headquarters, CSP Mohammed Suleman Baba at about 2;30pm, that the suspect locked her two daughters in a room where she beat and injured them with broken bottle.
“Upon the information, the DPO mobilized his men and moved to the scene where the two victims were rescued and taken to hospital for treatment before one of them gave up the ghost.
“The suspect was then arrested and taken to custody.
“On interrogation, the suspect who claimed to have separated from her husband nine years ago informed the police that her two daughters left home during the Salah and didn’t returned till following day.
“This infuriated her, and when she wanted to beat them, people around pleaded on their behalf and she left them, only for them to go out again the following day and passed the night outside.
“It was the annoyance that made her to lock them inside and injured them both with broken bottle.
“The older one Blessing Adekoya 19 was injured in the hand, while her younger sister Ayomide was stabbed in the chest and unfortunately gave up the ghost while receiving treatment,” he said.
Oyeyemi noted that the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Homicide Section of the State criminyal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.