The Ogun State Police Command has arrested one Segun Ebenezer for allegedly killing his wife.
The suspect, a carpenter, reportedly beat his wife to death over a property she owned in her name.
Ebenezer was said to have been pestering his wife, a school graduate, to hand over a primary school she had built to him, but she refused.
The police revealed in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday that the suspect was apprehended after a voice note that his wife sent to her relatives was played in his hearing.
It was said that Ebenezer attempted to evade arrest after the voice note was played to his hearing before the relatives.
“Unknown to the suspect, the deceased had sent a voice note to her family members, informing them that her husband had used a padlock to hit her on the head while beating her and that if she died, they should be aware that it was her husband that killed her.
“As soon as the voice note was played to his hearing, the husband took to his heels, having realised that his evil deed had been exposed,” the police said.
The Divisional Police Officer, Kemta division, Adeniyi Adekunle, reportedly detailed his detectives to go after the suspect after the evidence was presented to him.
Ebenezer, according to the statement, was subsequently traced to Akinseku village, Abeokuta, where he had been hibernating and was promptly apprehended.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that their incessant quarrel was because the deceased built a private school in the name of herself and the husband, but the husband who is a carpenter, had wanted to take control of the school which the deceased wife, a graduate, refused. This was why the suspect had been beating the deceased until the fateful day when he used an iron padlock to hit her on the head, eventually leading to her untimely death.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed the suspect be transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution,” the statement signed by the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, read.