The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 24-year-old man, Mojiyagbe Olamilekan, for allegedly stabbing his wife, Seun Mojiyagbe, to death with a pair of scissors.
The incident happened on Wednesday at the Oke-Ola area of Ode Remo in the Remo-North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police in the Ode-Remo divisional headquarters around 3pm on Wednesday.
The PPRO said, “The suspect locked himself and his wife, Seun Mojiyagbe, up in their room, and started beating the wife. It was the wailing of the wife that attracted their neighbours, who tried all efforts to persuade the suspect to open the door, but he refused.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO, Ode-Remo division, CSP Olayemi Fagbohun, quickly mobilised his men and moved to the scene where the door to the couple’s apartment was forced open.
“The victim was met lying down unconscious in a pool of blood. She was quickly rushed to the state hospital in Isara Remo, where she was pronounced dead by a doctor on duty.
“The husband was promptly arrested and taken to custody, while the corpse of the victim was deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.”