A 48-year-old butcher, Segun Taiwo, has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for the death of his 50-year-old mistress, Abimbola Olusola.
The suspect was reported to dumped her corpse by the roadside in Aro area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following an information received at Lafenwa Police Division that a woman corpse was seen lying by the roadside.
He explained that upon the information, the policemen at Lafenwa division recovered and deposited the corpse at the mortuary.
He said, “After the case was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, the CSP Femi Olabode-led homicide investigated and arrested the suspect in the Obada-Oko area.”
The PPRO said the suspect, when confronted with evidence, confessed to the crime.
Oyeyemi said, “In his confession, he told the investigators that he has been dating the deceased since last year, and that he invited her to his house on Sunday October 31 to pass the night with him since his wife is not at home.
“He said around 3am, the deceased started showing signs of sickness after they had sex; and before he could do anything, she gave up the ghost.
“He stated further that he took the corpse in his car and drove it to the Aro area where he dumped it.
“When asked why he behaved in such an inhuman manner, he said he did so out of fear.”
Oyeyemi said the CP directed that the suspect be charged to court.