An Ogun man, Segun Ebenezer, has reportedly beaten his wife, Bukola, for refusing to hand over the primary school built in his name to her.
According to the Ogun State Police Command, the suspect and the deceased were engaged in a dispute over property before he was beaten.
Police, in a statement released Monday, said the man was arrested after he ran after hearing a voicemail his wife had sent to relatives.
“Suspect unknown, the deceased sent a voice memo to her family members that her husband used a padlock to hit her in the head and that if she died, they should know it was him. she killed her husband.
“As soon as he heard the voice note, the husband realized that his evil deed had been exposed.
“According to the report and recording evidence, the Divisional Police Officer, Kemta division, Adeniyi Adekunle, deployed his detectives to go after the killer husband and get him out of wherever he might be. He then went to Akinseku town, Abeokuta where he was hibernating, he was apprehended, and immediately they caught
“Preliminary investigations revealed that their ongoing feud was because the deceased had built a private school in her and her husband’s name, but the husband, who is a carpenter, wanted to take control of the school, while the deceased wife, a graduate, refused. That was because the suspect was beating the deceased until the fateful day when he used the iron padlock to hit him on the head, which eventually led to his untimely death.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed the suspect to be transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and due process,” said a statement signed by police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi.