The Ogun state police command has launched a manhunt for a truck driver identified as Kazeem who allegedly beat his wife to death at their residence at Agbalagada compound in Adatan area of Abeokuta, the state capital.
According to eyewitnesses, Kazeem, who always beat his wife,Ramot, barred her from visiting her parents after she threatened to report him to his own parents .
However, she disobeyed him and visited her mother who takes care of a boy she had from a previous relationship.
While she was with her mother, Kazeem called and instructed her never to return to his home since she disobeyed him.
Raimot however went back to his house. They had a heated argument which led to a fight and in the process Kazeem allegedly beat her to unconsciousness.
When he noticed she wasn’t breathing, he rushed her to a nearby hospital where she was confirmed dead.
‘’After a private hospital had rejected Raimot because doctors there said she was brought in dead, her husband took her to a public hospital at Ijaiye area of Abeokuta, but doctors again told him to take her body to mortuary because she was dead. ’Before now, she had constantly subjected his late wife to beatings and molestation, so much so that his mother in–law had to invite policemen from Adatan Division to arrest him. He however did not stop to brutalise her despite the warning by the police” a neighbor said
It was gathered that Kazeem lied to police officers at a police division in Lafenwa,Abeokuta, that his wife died after she collasped while fetching water in the neighbourhood.
His family members and neighbours however told police that he killed his wife.
Confirming the incident, the state police command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said efforts are being made to get Kazeem, who is currently at large, arrested.
’We are still looking for the suspect, Kazeem. He rushed to the police claiming his wife had an accident. But family members of the deceased and sources in the neighbourhood later revealed that he was actually the one who allegedly beat his wife to death.
The mistake the family members made was to raise the alarm on sighting Kazeem instead of alerting the police to arrest him, which made the suspect to run away. However, we are not going to relent until we arrest him.’’ he said
The deceased has since been buried according to Islamic injunctions.