A 43-year-old housewife, Bisola Awodele, was arrested on March 8 by men of Ogun state police command for allegedly killing her baby and pouring hot water on her husband, causing him grievous bodily harm.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said:
“The suspect was arrested following a report by her husband, Peter Phillips, who ran to Sango ota area command with first degree burns all over his body and reported that his wife, a mother of five accused him of getting drunk always as a result of which she picked a pot containing already boiled water, and poured it on his body.
“Upon the report, the area commander ACP Muhideen Obe quickly directed his JWC section to effect the arrest of the murderous woman. The team swiftly moved to the scene where the suspect was promptly apprehended.
“On interrogation, the suspect explained to the police how her husband is fond of coming home drunk always without contributing anything to the welfare of her and the children. She stated further that on that fateful day, the husband came home drunk as usual, and while she was complaining about the husband act of drunkenness, the man started insulting her and her parents which infuriated her, consequence of which she poured the hot water on his body. ” the statement read.
Abimbola added that further investigation revealed that the suspect had a baby eight months ago but killed and buried the child.
“Preliminary investigation also revealed that the suspect gave birth to a baby about eight months ago, but she killed and secretly buried the baby out of frustration. The investigating team have since followed her to the secret grave of the killed baby, where the carcass was exhumed. ”
Oyeyemi disclosed that the husband has been taken to the general hospital ota where he is presently recuperating.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.