Police Nab House Wife For Beating Stepson To Death In Ogun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Police Nab House Wife For Beating Stepson To Death In Ogun

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Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA - Police in Ogun state have arrested a 30year-old housewife, Shukurat Olufowobi for beating her 5year-old stepson, Azeem Olufowobi to death.

The suspect, a resident of Oshodi Oke area of Ogijo in Sagamu local government area of the state was arrested at about 12:30pm of Sunday following an information received from members of the public who informed police at ogijo division that the deceased boy was beaten with an object on his head which gave him a skull injury that eventually resulted to his death.

According to the Police Spokesperson in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the woman and her husband hurriedly took the corpse of the victim to Ajah in Lagos state where he was secretly buried.

Oyeyemi said upon investigation, the DPO Ogijo division, CSP Suleman Baba Muhammed quickly mobilized his detectives to the scene where the couple who have started packing their belongings away from the area were promptly arrested.

He said investigation revealed that, the woman had been maltreating the victim whose mother has separated from the father due to unreconcileable differences. 

He added that, "On the fateful day, the boy was beaten on the head with a heavy object which caused him a broken skull resulting to his eventual death. 

"The nurse who gave the victim first aid treatment and informed the couple of her observation was pleaded with by the woman and her friend to lie about the cause of the victim death, but she refused because it is against the ethics of her profession."

Oyeyemi however, said the couple Ayuba Olufowobi and Shukurat Olufowobi are currently undergoing interrogation at Ogijo divisional headquarters and where they were helping the police in their investigation.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution. 

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