The Ogun State Police Command has detained one Kehinde Wasiu, 32, for allegedly setting fire to her husband’s 23-year-old mistress Tosin Olugbade.
According to a statement signed by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson for the Ogun Police Command said that: “The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Onipanu Divisional Headquarters, Ota, by the husband of the deceased Fatai Olugbade who reported on the 22nd of November that sometime in August 2021, he accused his wife of having extramarital affairs with one Ismail Wasiu.”
“He said that his wife packed out of his house and moved to the house of Ismail Wasiu her concubine.
“He stated further that on the 14th of November 2021, he learnt that Ismail Wasiu’s wife had an argument with his wife, and the said Wasiu’s wife poured petrol on her and set her ablaze.”
According to the police public relations officer, the deceased’s family members rushed her to the hospital, but she later died while receiving treatment.
“Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele job, quickly mobilized his men and moved to the scene where the husband of Kehinde who had asked his wife to run away was arrested,” the spokesperson said.
The case was then handed over to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department’s homicide section for further investigation.
“The Chief Superintendent of Police, Femi Olabode, led homicide team embarked on a technical and intelligence-based investigation, which led to the apprehension of the suspect Kehinde Abdul Wasiu at Saki area of Oyo State,” the statement explained.
He claimed that the suspect confessed to the crime during interrogation but claimed that she had no idea what had happened to her on that fateful day.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and her husband initially lied to the family of the deceased that it was cooking gas that exploded and burnt the deceased,” Oyeyemi said.
“But when the lie was exposed, the husband quickly asked the wife to take to flight.”
CP Lanre Bankole, the commissioner of police, has ordered that the investigation into the case be completed as soon as possible to be charged in court.