A 28-year-old man, Opeyemi Adeola Ganiyu, is in the police net in Ogun State Police Command, for allegedly killing his mother in law, Abosede Oyewole, through stabbing with a knife.
The suspect was arrested on Monday, May 3, 2021, according to the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Wednesday, May 5.
The suspect’s act was said to have been reported at Atan Ota divisional headquarters by one Odunayo Mathew, who told the police that Ganiyu killed his mother-in-law for telling him to stop beating her daughter and inflicting injuries on her.
The PPRO said that the complainant informed the police that the suspect, who was married to the daughter of the deceased, was fond of beating his wife over minor arguments.
Oyeyemi said: “On a fateful day, the suspect, as usual, beat up his wife and inflicted injuries on her, which was the reason the deceased went to meet him, in order to warn him to desist from beating her daughter.
“On seeing the deceased in his house, the suspect descended on her and beat her, before stabbing her on her ribs with a knife.
“The deceased was rushed to a hospital for treatment but gave up the ghost in the process.
“Having heard that the victim had died, the suspect took to flight. The Divisional Police Officer of Atan Ota Division, CSP Abolade Oladigbolu detailed 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 at Ikorodu, Lagos State, where he was eventually apprehended.”
The police spokesman spoke further that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect had been a member of a cult group in the area.
He was also said to be one of those who led hoodlums to burn down Atan Ota police division during the EndSARS protest in 2020, in addition to killing the Divisional Crime Officer on October 21, 2020.
The PPRO added that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.