A jealous wife, Kehinde AbdulWasiu has burnt to death, a 23-year-old woman said to be her husband’s concubine in Onipanu area of Ogun State.
The 32-year-old woman was said to have poured petrol on the woman, identified as Tosin Olugbade, and subsequently set her ablaze.
The case was reported at Onipanu divisional headquarters, Ota by the husband of the deceased, one Fatai Olugbade.
Olugbade had told the police on November 22 that sometimes in August, be had accused his wife of having extra marital affair with the husband of the suspect, named Ismail Wasiu.
To his surprise, Olugbade informed the police that the deceased packed out of his house and moved in with Ismail Wasiu, her concubine.
According to the Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, Olugbade disclosed further that on November 14, 2021, he got information that the suspect had a brawl with Tosin, and the said Wasiu’s wife poured petrol on her and set her ablaze.
“The deceased was rushed to the hospital by her family members, but she later gave up the ghost while receiving treatment,” Oyeyemi said on Friday.
Acting on the report, the DPO of Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Job, was said to have mobilized his men to the scene, “where the husband of Kehinde, who had asked his wife to run away was arrested.”
Oyeyemi added that the the CSP Femi Olabode-led homicide team of the state CIID embarked on technical and intelligence-based investigation, which led to the apprehension of the mother of three at Saki area of Oyo State.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime, but claimed that she didn’t know what came over her on that fateful day,” Oyeyemi stated.
He added that preliminary investigation had revealed that the suspect and her husband initially lied to the family of the deceased that she sustained burn injuries as a result of cooking gas explosion; “but when the lie was exposed, the husband quickly asked the wife to take to flight.”
Meanwhile, the Ogun Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the case be given speedy investigation so as to charge the the suspects to court as soon as possible.