Ogun police arrest fleeing house wife for setting ablaze husband's 'side chick' - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Saturday, December 4, 2021

Ogun police arrest fleeing house wife for setting ablaze husband's 'side chick'

The victim, Tosin Olugbade

A 32-yr-old housewife and a mother of 3, Kehinde Abdul Wasiu, has been arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command for allegedly pouring petrol on her husband's mistress, one 23-yr-old Tosin Olugbade and subsequently set her ablaze. 

According to statement from the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Kehinde was arrested after a report over this bizzare incident was  lodged at Onipanu Divisional headquarters of the police, Ota in Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of the state by the husband of the deceased, one Fatai Olugbade.

The husband of the deceased, Fatai was said to have reported on the 22nd  of November that sometimes in August 2021, he accused his wife of having extra marital affair with one Ismail Wasiu, and to his surprise, the said wife packed out of his house and moved to the house of Ismail Wasiu her concubine. 

He stated further that however, on the 14th of November 2021, he learnt that the wife of Ismail Wasiu, Kehinde had an argument with his wife after which she poured petrol on her and set her ablaze. 

The deceased was said to have been rushed to the hospital by her family members but later gave up the ghost while receiving treatment. 

Acting on this report, the DPO Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele job was said to have quickly mobilized his men and moved to the scene where the husband of Kehinde who had asked his wife to run away was arrested. 

The statement stated further that the case was there and then transferred to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. 

The CSP Femi Olabode led homicide team was said to have embarked on technical and intelligence based investigation, which led to the apprehension of the suspect Kehinde Abdul Wasiu at Saki area of Oyo state. 

On interrogation, Kehinde was said to have confessed to the commission of the crime, but claimed that she didn't know what came over her on that fateful day. 

Preliminary investigation, according to the police was also said to have revealed that the suspect and her husband initially lied to the family of the deceased that it was cooking gas that exploded and burnt the deceased. But when the lie was exposed, the husband quickly asked the wife to take to flight. 

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the speedy conclusion of the investigation into the case with a view to charging the case to court as soon as possible. 

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