By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
A 28 years old man, Opeyemi Adeola Ganiyu, was on Monday arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for killing his mother-in-law, Abosede Oyewole.
The suspect was arrested in Ikorodu, Lagos State, following a report made at Atan Ota Divisional Headquarters by one Odunayo Mathew.
Mathew had reported that the suspect, who is married to the daughter of the deceased, was fond of beating his wife on the slightest provocation.
On the fateful day, the mother-in-law had wanted 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 the ribs with a knife.
The deceased was rushed to the hospital for treatment but gave up the ghost.
Having heard that the victim had died, the suspect escaped.
The DPO, Atan Ota Division, Abolade Oladigbolu directed his detectives to go after him and bring him to justice.
The detectives embarked on an intelligence-based investigation, which led them to his hideout in Ikorodu, Lagos State where he was eventually apprehended.
Preliminary investigation revealed that, the suspect is a member of a notorious cult group in the area.
He was also one of those who led hoodlums to burn down Atan Ota police station during the #ENDSARS protest and killed the Divisional Crime Officer on the 21st of October, 2020.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.