A 45-year-old woman, Aderonke Ayinde has been detained by operatives of the Ogun state police command for allegedly discarding the corpse of her lover, Asimiu Abiodun, in a bush in Abeokuta.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement, told newsmen on Thursday that the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department had been instructed by the commissioner of police, Ahmed Iliyasu to critically and properly investigate the matter for possible trial of the suspect.
Speaking further about the incident, Oyeyemi disclosed that the suspect was caught by a neighbour, Makinde Ishola, in an attempt to discard the body of her lover, who had passed the night in her No. 1 Asalu Compound, Abeokuta, residence.
The victim was said to have passed away at midnight under strange circumstances on Thursday.
“The said man died in the middle of the night in questionable circumstances.
“He (Ishola) stated further that the suspect took the dead body to a nearby bush that night and dumped it there, unknown to her that somebody nearby was observing the whole thing.
“On the strength of the report, the DPO, Oke-Itoku Division, SP Olatoye Kotonu, led detectives to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested and the corpse evacuated to the mortuary for autopsy.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect claimed that the deceased was her long-time lover, who used to pass the night in her place, but on that fateful day, he came as usual, but suddenly developed a strange illness in the night and before she could call for help, the man died.
“She further stated that she decided to dispose of the body out of fear.”
The family of the deceased, according to Oyeyemi, has been contacted by the police for appropriate proof of identity.
By Todimu Ogunade…
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