CITIZENS COMPASS– A 51- year- old man, Oluranti Badejo, has allegedly strangled his 40-year-old wife Folasade Badejo, to death in Mowe area of Ogun State.
This took place at No 7, Madam Felicia street, Orimerunmu, Mowe.
The suspect is cooling his heels with the Police after his arrest by men of Mowe Divisional headquarters on Thursday, following a report incidented by the deceased’s niece who was alerted that her elder sister who lives with her husband at No 7, Madam Felicia street, Orimerunmu, Mowe has been strangled to death by her husband.
Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Mowe Division, SP Folake Afeniforo, quickly dispatched her detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
The body was then evacuated to the mortuary in Shagamu for post mortem examination.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect strangled the deceased during a scuffle as a result of minor disagreement.
Having realized that he has killed his wife, the suspect used a hot iron to burn parts of the body, so as to look as if she was electrocuted.
Unfortunately for him, their 8-year-old daughter who witnessed the incident testified that her father strangulated her mother to death.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson, Ogun state police command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect be taken to the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution of the matter.