A 45-year-old woman, Aderonke Ayinde, has been arrested after she was caught allegedly dumping her lover’s corpse in the bush.
The woman who was caught by a neigbour caught by a neighbour identified as Makinde Ishola, while trying to dump the lover’s corpse in the bush, claimed he passed on in the night in her rented apartment at No. 1 Asalu Compound, Abeokuta, Ogun State. The deceased has been identified as Asimiu Abiodun, and the State’s Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who spoke on the arrest of the suspect said;
“The arrest of the suspect followed a report lodged in the Oke-Itoku Police Station by one Makinde Ishola, who reported that he received information that a middle-aged man, whose name was later known as Asimiu Abiodun, came to visit the suspect at her No. 1 Asalu Compound, Abeokuta, residence.
“The said man died in the middle of the night in questionable circumstances. He (Ishola) stated further that the suspect took the dead body to a nearby bush that night and dumped it there, unknown to her that somebody nearby was observing the whole thing.”
“On the strength of the report, the DPO, Oke-Itoku Division, SP Olatoye Kotonu, led detectives to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested and the corpse evacuated to the mortuary for autopsy.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect claimed that the deceased was her long time lover, who used to pass the night in her place, but on that fateful day, he came as usual, but suddenly developed a strange illness in the night and before she could call for help, the man gave up the ghost. She further stated that she decided to dispose of the body out of fear.”
While the family of the deceased has been contacted by the police for proper identification, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had directed the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to take over the case for proper investigation and possible prosecution of the suspect.