A 32 years old housewife and mother of three, Kehinde Abdul Wasiu, has been arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command for pouring petrol on and setting ablaze her husband’s alleged mistress, one 23 years old Tosin Olugbade.
The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Onipanu divisional headquarters, Ota, by the husband of the deceased, one Fatai Olugbade.
Mr. Olugbade reported on November 22 that sometime in August 2021, he accused his wife of having extra marital affair with one Ismail Wasiu.
According to him, to his surprise, his wife packed out of his house and allegedly moved to the house of Ismail Wasiu, the said concubine.
He stated further that on the November 14, 2021, he learnt that the wife of Ismail Wasiu had an argument with his wife, and the said Wasiu’s wife poured petrol on her and set her ablaze.
He said his wife, Tosin Olugbade, was rushed to the hospital by her family members but later gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.
Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Job, quickly mobilised his men and moved to the scene where the husband of Kehinde who was said to have asked his wife to run away was arrested.
The case was then transferred to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
The CSP Femi Olabode-led homicide team embarked on technical and intelligence based investigation, which led to the apprehension of the suspect, Kehinde Abdul Wasiu at Saki area of Oyo State.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed that he committed the crime, but claimed that she didn’t know what came over her on that 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 her.
But when the lie was said to be exposed, the husband quickly asked the wife to take run away.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the speedy conclusion of the investigation into the case with the view to charge the case to court as soon as possible.