A 47 year old house wife, Joy Egeonu has been arrested on Wednesday 6th Feb 2019, by men of Ogun State Police Command for beaten an 11yrs old niece of her husband to death on allegation that the deceased stole her #6,500.
The suspect was arrested following a report by the deceased’s mother Ijeoma Egeonu who reported at Agbado Divisional headquarters that her son who was living with her elder brother and his wife at Opeilu in Agbado was beaten to death by her brother’s wife over an allegation that the boy Chibuike Egeonu stole the sum of #6,500 belonging to the said woman. She stated further that the incident happened on the 3rd of February 2019 and that the woman took the corpse of the boy to Ifo where she hurriedly buried the boy.
On the strength of the report, the DPO Agbado Division CSP Omonijo Olatunji led his detectives to the scene where the woman was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect claimed to have suspected the boy as the person who stole her money which prompted her to flog the boy to the point of Coma. She further stated that the boy gave up the ghost while she was taken him to the hospital and that it was later discovered that the missing money was taken by her husband and not the deceased as suspected. She has since taken detectives to where the boy was hurriedly buried.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Cp Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence Department for further investigation. He equally ordered for the arrest of the suspect’s husband who assisted in burying the boy in order to cover the criminal act of his wife.