Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Man pushes wife into pit latrine


Ogun police command also arrests 80-year old man and wife for illegal possession of arms

A 46-year old man who allegedly killed his wife by pushing her into a deep pit latrine has been arrested by the police.

The accused was paraded on Tuesday in Abeokuta by the Ogun Police Command.

Speaking to journalists during the parade, Ikemefuna Okoye, the state’s Commissioner of Police, said the 46-year-old unemployed man committed the act on October 7 at Agbado area of the state, after a misunderstanding with his late wife.

"The Agbado Division had a distress call that a man had pushed his wife into a deep pit; we quickly rushed to the scene where the victim was met dead in the pit.

"The suspect was immediately apprehended and we are still interrogating him. He will be charged to court as soon as we are done with our investigations," Okoye said.

The command also paraded an 80-year-old man and his 64-year wife over an allegation of illegal possession of firearms.

Okoye said the couple was arrested on October 13, after the police conducted a search on their house at No. 21 Obarinwa street, Aiyegbami, Ago-Iwoye.

"The DPO of Ago-Iwoye, Stephen Iriavbijeh, got information that the couple’s son is a notorious robber and he led a team to conduct the search," he said.

"On getting there, the suspect was not seen but while executing the search warrant, one cut-to-size gun, two locally made pistols and 16 live cartridges were recovered in his mother’s wardrobe.

"Thus, we arrested the two of them in whose possession we found the firearms for thorough interrogation."

Okoye appealed to members of the public to assist the police with useful information that could lead to the arrest of criminals in the state.

The commissioner assured them that their identity would be treated with utmost confidentiality.

According to him, the police are working round the clock to ensure the safety of lives and property. Adebola Rayo


.......FUNSO AJEWOLE/DAILY TIMES NIGERIA
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