A 47-year-old man, Gbenga Ogunfolabo has been arrested by detectives attached to the Ishara Division of the Ogun State Police Command. Street Journal gathered that Ogunfolabo was apprehended on Monday 21st July 2014 at Ishara in Remo North Local Government Area of Ogun State for stabbing his wife, Bosede Ogunfolabo, 45, to death with a broken bottle during a fight.
The Command’s spokesman, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi made it known in a statement that “the incident had occurred on 16th July but no one reported the case to the police as the families concerned wanted to sweep the matter under the carpet as a result of the pressure mounted on the deceased’s family by the family of the suspect but one of the relations of the deceased decided to report the matter to the police for thorough investigation before the police arrested the suspect”.
It was gathered that Ogunfolabo and the deceased had 8 children but lost 2 of them to sickness. It was also gathered that the husband, who is a farmer, had been maltreating the deceased, a petty trader, before he eventually stabbed her to death.
Adejobi also stated that “the Commissioner of Police Ogun State, CP Ikemefuna Okoye has directed that the matter be transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran Abeokuta for tactful investigation; and has advised the general public to always report cases of this nature or any other crimes to the police to have records or statistics of crimes committed in the state and to allow justice have its ways”.
CP Okoye also assured the general public of his command’s commitment in making sure that every case reported to the police will be adequately investigated with a view to restoring the Police Force’s lost confidence and trust in the minds of the public.