Atan Otta neighborhood in Ogun State was just lately thrown into panic, following the horrifying sight of a girl who lay within the pool of her blood with a knife thrust in her ribs.
She stretched out her proper hand begging to be rushed to the hospital and on the identical time held on to the place of the stab , along with her left hand.
A younger girl was seen crying and pleading with everybody to help her get any obtainable automobile that may convey the dying girl to the hospital.
Assist got here however sadly, the wounded girl later recognized as Mrs Abosede Oyewole , didn’t reside to inform her story, as she died three days later, at a non-public hospital she was rushed to.
Surprisingly, her assailant turned out to be her 28-year-old son-in-law, Opeyemi Adeola, a well-liked welder in Atan Otta neighborhood.
Crime Guard gathered that her daughter, Tope and the suspect, Adeola, had been residing collectively for 2 years. She reportedly left the home for her dad and mom place as a result of she was overwhelmed by her husband.
The deceased, as gathered, had gone to her son –in-law’s place to reprimand him for the incessant battery of her daughter, solely to fulfill a lifeless finish.
Spokesman for the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, defined that “ on that fateful day, the suspect, as regular, beat up his spouse and inflicted accidents on her. The deceased went to fulfill him to warn him to desist from beating her daughter.
“On sighting the deceased in his home, the suspect descended closely on her, beat her mercilessly earlier than stabbing her on her ribs with a knife. Having heard that the sufferer had died, the suspect fled.
“ The Divisional Police Officer, Atan Ota, CSP Abolade Oladigbolu, detailed his detectives to go after him.
They launched into an intelligence based mostly investigation which led them to his hideout in Ikorodu, Lagos state the place he was ultimately apprehended.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a member of a infamous cult group within the space. He was additionally a type of who led hoodlums to burn down Atan Ota Police division and killed the Divisional Crime Officer on October 21, October 2020, through the Endsars protest”.
Why I did it
On this interview with the suspect, he admitted culpability however blamed his motion on uncontrolled emotion and an try to defend himself from an assault by the deceased and her two youngsters.
Hear him: “My spouse informed me she was going to see her sick mom on April 20, 2021, that she would return by 12 midday the subsequent day. However three days later, I didn’t see her. I went to examine on her at her dad and mom’ and noticed her with one other man.
“The person requested the place I had been, I informed him I went to Ile Olugi to work . I’ve seen that man with my spouse earlier than, in my home. In Reality, that first time, he got here to present my spouse some cash.
“When my mother-in-law noticed me, she accused me of not caring for my spouse and youngsters. I’ve one baby with my spouse, an eight months previous lady. The older baby is 5 years previous. She is mine from one other girl.
“My mom –in-law informed me to my face that she had given her daughter, my spouse , to a different man since I used to be not giving her cash to eat. My spouse refused to observe me residence that day. I went to her dad and mom place once more to select my five- yr -old baby from her and left our eight-month-old child along with her.
Journey to SCIID
“On April 28, 2021, my spouse , her mom and sister got here to my home. They stated they got here to pack my spouse’s belongings. I informed them to go and accumulate what had been hers. Within the course of, they began combating with me and broke my cranium . I introduced out a knife which I introduced from the farm, simply to scare them however the knife pierced into my in-law’s ribs.
“My spouse and I’ve been collectively for 2 years. I used to be making ready to pay her dowry sometime. Her dad and mom had been conscious we had been collectively. Her father even suggested me to get my spouse one thing to do when our child can be a yr previous .
“I didn’t know she would die. I solely did it to stop myself and to scare them. She was rushed to Hyacinth hospital at Otta by her daughter
I ran away as a result of I used to be afraid of being lynched. Whereas I used to be in my village the place I hid, I heard my spouse and members of her household packed all my property from the home to promote to deal with my mother-in-law. Three days later, I used to be informed she was lifeless. Once more, I ran from the village, to my father’s place in Ikorodu, Lagos.
“I left my father’s place in 2008. After I informed him what occurred, he took me to Ikorodu Police station that very same day , from the place I used to be taken to Atan division and thereafter, transferred to the State Felony Investigation and Intelligence Division.
“ It’s unlucky she died. She was the rationale my spouse was misbehaving. Earlier than we met, my mother-in-law used to ship her (spouse) out to sleep with males. I met her within the course of”.
Requested what age was his supposed spouse, he stated , “ She informed me she was 19 years previous once we met. However her father claimed she is presently 17 years previous. I remorse my motion and wished issues might return the way in which they had been , with a view to treatment the state of affairs”, he stated in an emotional laden tone.