The Police Command of Ogun State has arrested a middle-aged housewife, Bisola Awodele, for allegedly killing and burying her newborn baby.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday, said Bisola, in another development, also poured hot water on her husband, Peter Phillips.
The woman’s accusation against the husband was that of him becoming a drunkard and abandoning his responsibilities as husband and father.
Oyeyemi stated that the suspect was delivered of the baby eight months ago, but she secretly killed and buried the child due to frustration from the husband’s behaviour towards the family.
The PPRO further made it clear that the arrest followed a report by the husband after the hot water incident.
“On interrogation, the suspect explained to the police how her husband was fond of coming home drunk and not contributing anything to her welfare and the children’s”.
Oyeyemi said the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, had ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for more investigation.
He added that the suspect will be charged to court at the end of the investigation for further investigation and prosecution.