The Ogun State Police Command has arrested 35- year-old man, Eluyera Wasiu, for allegedly planning with his friend, Adeniyi Samuel, to kill his pregnant wife at Ogijo area of the State.
According to Ogun State Police Spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect and his accomplice, were arrested following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo Divisional Headquarters, from concerned members of public on the 1st of January 2022, that the two men were engaging themselves in a very serious physical combat at Oponuwa Area of Ogijo, as residents feared they might get injured.
The Police said that the man has confessed how he tried to eliminate his wife by poisoning her food, but failed before he contacted his friend who charged N10,000 for the job and he made a part pay of N5,000 but failed to execute the job.
According to the PPRO, police preliminary investigation revealed that Wasiu had been married to Bola Taiwo before they got separated; the said Wasiu later got married to another woman who, it was learnt, now lives with him.
However, the husband reunited with Taiwo, who later got pregnant.
To avoid the announcement of his new wife, Wasiu had requested Taiwo to abort the pregnancy, but the woman refused. After failed attempts to make the woman terminate the pregnancy, he decided to eliminate the woman and the pregnancy, said Oyeyemi.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lanre Bankole, has ordered a full scale investigation into the case, saying the suspects would soon be charged to Court.