Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 30-year-old housewife, Cynthia Olukiowu, for allegedly stabbing an 18-year-old nephew of her husband, Habeeb Aremu, to death over a disagreement.
The suspect, who resides in the Ifo Local Government Area of the state was arrested on Saturday by policemen.
The Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by policemen attached to Agbado divisional headquarters.
He explained that the police were told that a boy was stabbed in the neck by his uncle’s wife, following a misunderstanding after the deceased allegedly broke a mirror.
Oyeyemi said, “It was revealed that a mirror used in the house got broken and the deceased was alleged to have broken it.
“It was the allegation that led to disagreement between the deceased and his uncle’s wife, subsequent upon which the suspect took a kitchen knife and used it to stab the deceased in his neck.
Upon the distress call, the DPO Agbado division CSP Kehinde Kuranga quickly led his men to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested, and the victim who was in the pool of his own blood was rushed to hospital.
“He was unfortunately confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his corpse was deposited at Ifo general hospital mortuary for autopsy.”
The PPRO however said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.