The Police in Ogun state have arrested a 35-year-old woman, Mary Ogbeifu and her 17-year-old deaf and dumb son, Godwin Ogbeifu for allegedly killing their 60-year-old neighbour, Iyabo Olasheinde. Godwin allegedly stabbed the deceased to death with a broken bottle during an argument.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this to journalists in Abeokuta yesterday. According to Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the police at Ojodu Abiodun divisional headquarters, that while Godwin Ogbeifu who resides at Akoko Crescent, Yakoyo area of Ojodu went to the compound of the deceased at Omolara street Yakoyo, he was sent away from the compound having been warned not to come to the compound before. “On getting home, he informed his mother who then followed him to the said compound where the deceased was met within the compound.
“While the mother was quarreling with the deceased and demanding for the reason why her son was sent away, the son, who is deaf and dumb took a broken bottle which he brought with him and used it to stab the deceased on her neck”, Oyeyemi said. Following the distress call, the DPO of Ojodu Abiodun, SP Eyitayo Akinluwade mobilised his men and moved to the scene, where the two suspects were apprehended and the victim rushed to the nearby hospital for treatment, but she was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty. The PPRO disclosed that, the corpse of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.
He added that, the commissioner of police, Lanre Bankole had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation, with the view to charge them to court as soon as investigation is concluded.