A 28 year old banker, Olaoluwa Adejo has been arrested by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, Lagos Mainland, for the murder of his wife identified as Maureen Adejo.
It was learnt that Olaoluwa tortured the 28 year old wife and a mother of three with machete and belt after which he forced a local insecticide down her throat.
According to reports, the couple’s five year old son, Richard who witnessed the incident narrated how his father maltreated the deceased.
Richard told security operatives that: “My daddy said my mummy should get out of the house. My mummy said no. In the night, my daddy woke my mummy up and said, ‘Mosquito is too much, let me go and buy otapiapia’. My daddy forced my mummy to drink it. She shook her head. She vomited.
“My daddy slapped my mummy. My mummy did not do anything to him. My daddy gave her one blow. My daddy kicked her. My daddy told her to get out of the house and carry her load. Small blood came out. My daddy slapped her, kicked her, machete her, blow her, and put otapiapia in her mouth and in the food.”
Meanwhile the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Kate Jonathan told the Police about her assurances that her daughter was killed stressing that things between her daughter and her husband were not good prior to her death. She added that Maureen had moved out of their home five days before the incident.
“It was at the Police station I was told that Olaoluwa had reported the case and claimed that his wife committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance,” Mrs. Jonathan said.
The suspect who had already deposited the body of his wife in the Gbagada General Hospital mortuary and had allegedly gone to obtain court documents to enable him to bury her was apprehended by the Police after he was asked to return to the station for a certain document. This was after his mother-in-law’s had reported the case to the security operatives.
Presently, investigations are ongoing with the Police ordering the removal of the corpse from the Gbagada General Hospital mortuary to the morgue of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos Mainland.
While the mother of the deceased battles the custody of Maureen’s three children, Richard, five; Henry, three; and Omowunmi, six months, be released to her, Olaoluwa has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba. Lagos Mainland.
Speaking on the incident, SP Chike Oti, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed that the matter is presently at the SCIID, Panti.