A 28-old-man, Opeyemi Adeola Ganiyu, has been arrested by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command for killing his mother-in-law, Abosede Oyewole.
The suspect was arrested on May 3, 2021.
Ganiyu was arrested following a report made at Atan Ota Divisional Police Headquarters by one Odunayo Mathew, who reported that the suspect, who is married to the daughter of the deceased, is fond of beating his wife at the slightest provocation.
According to the spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on the fateful day, the suspect, as usual, had beaten up his wife and inflicted injuries on her, and that is the reason why the deceased went to meet him in order to warn him to desist from beating her daughter.
On sighting the deceased in his house, Ganiyu descended heavily on her, beat her mercilessly before stabbing her on her ribs with a knife.
The deceased was rushed to an hospital for treatment, but gave up the ghost in the process.
Having heard that the victim has died, the suspect took to flight.
The Divisional Police Officer, Atan Ota Division, Chief Superintendent of Police, Abolade Oladigbolu, there and then detailed his detectives to go after him and bring him to justice.
The detectives embarked on intelligence based investigation, which led them to his hideout in Ikorodu, Lagos State, where he was eventually apprehended.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a member of notorious cult group in the area.
Ganiyu was also one of those who led hoodlums to burnt down Atan Ota Police Division during the #EndSARS protest, and killed the Divisional Crime Officer on October 21, 2020.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.