A housewife, Ramota Bello, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command over the death of her husband, Bello Saliu.
The suspect was arrested on Monday, nine days after she allegedly bathed her husband with hot water which led to his death the following day.
A younger brother of the deceased was said to have reported the incident at the Lafenwa divisional headquarters, Abeokuta.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
The suspect reportedly bathed her husband with the hot water while he was asleep.
According to Oyeyemi, the incident happened on February 12, 2022, when the suspect, who was having a minor disagreement with her husband, boiled a pot of water and poured it on her husband, thereby causing him grievous bodily harm.
Oyeyemi added, “The victim was quickly rushed to a hospital for treatment, but he gave up the ghost on February 13, 2022, while receiving treatment.
“The suspect, having realised the gravity of the crime, took to flight since then.
“The case was not initially reported to the police until February 21, 2022, when the suspect was sighted in her hideout.
“Upon the report, the DPO, Lafenwa division, CSP Kayode Shadrach, detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.”