The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested one Opeyemi Ganiyu over the death of his mother-in-law and assault on his wife.
It was gathered that the 28-year-old man attacked his mother in-law when she visited their home to settle rift between the man and his wife who happens to be her daughter.
Confirming the incident to newsmen in a statement issued on Wednesday, May 5, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer, said the suspect was apprehended on May 3 following reports that he stabbed his wife’s mother, Abosede Oyewole to death.
Oyeyemi’s statement delivered at Abeokuta, the stated capital reads: “The suspect was arrested following a report made at Atan Ota Divisional Headquarters by one Odunayo Mathew.
“He reported that the suspect, who is married to the daughter of the deceased, is fond of beating his wife on slight provocation.
“On the fateful day, the suspect, as usual, beat up his wife and inflicted injuries on her, and that is the reason why the deceased went to meet him in order 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 her ribs with a knife.
“The deceased was rushed to an hospital for treatment, but gave up the ghost in the process.
“Having heard that the victim has died, the suspect ran away . The DPO Atan Ota Division, CSP Abolade Oladigbolu detailed his detectives to go after him and bring him to justice.
The detectives embarked on intelligence based investigation, which led them to his hideout in Ikorodu Lagos state where he was eventually apprehended.
Preliminary findings revealed that Ganiyu belongs to a notorious cult group in the area. Akelicious learnt he was also one of those who led hoodlums to burn down Atan ota police division during the endsars protest, and killed the divisional crime officer on the 21st of October 2020.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to HOMICIDE SECTION of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.