Kehinde Wasiu has allegedly set her husband’s mistress ablaze in Ogun, Southwest Nigeria.
Gatekeepers News reports that the Ogun State Police Command has arrested Wasiu for allegedly setting her husband’s 23-year-old mistress Tosin Olugbade on fire.
The Command’s Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement on Friday.
Oyeyemi said, “The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Onipanu Divisional Headquarters, Ota, by the husband of the deceased Fatai Olugbade who reported on the 22nd of November that sometime in August 2021, he accused his wife of having extramarital affairs with one Ismail Wasiu.
“He said that his wife packed out of his house and moved to the house of Ismail Wasiu her concubine.
“He stated further that on the 14th of November 2021, he learnt that Ismail Wasiu’s wife had an argument with his wife, and the said Wasiu’s wife poured petrol on her and set her ablaze.”
The Police Public Relations Officer added that the deceased who was rushed to the hospital by her family members, later gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.
Oyeyemi added that “Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele job, quickly mobilized his men and moved to the scene where the husband of Kehinde who had asked his wife to run away was arrested.”
He noted that the case was then transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
The statement further read, “The Chief Superintendent of Police, Femi Olabode, led homicide team embarked on a technical and intelligence-based investigation, which led to the apprehension of the suspect Kehinde Abdul Wasiu at Saki area of Oyo State.”
According to the Spokesperson, the suspect confessed to the crime during interrogation, claiming that she didn’t know what came over her on that fateful day.
Oyeyemi further stated that “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 the deceased.
“But when the lie was exposed, the husband quickly asked the wife to take to flight.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the speedy conclusion of the investigation into the case with the view to charging the case to court as soon as possible.