The death of a 30-year-old housewife, Toyin Adeboye, in Abeokuta, Ogun State has landed her husband, Dare, in police net.
The husband of the deceased was arrested because Toyin’s family members alleged that they suspected a foul play in her death.
They insisted that the husband was a prime suspect in the death of the mother of two.
The family members subsequently invited the police at the Ibara Division, which arrested and detained Dare on Monday.
Our correspondent learnt that the death of the housewife occurred at the couple’s house in the Imo area of the state.
Her remains were allegedly still being kept in the house.
A member of the family, who pleaded anonymity, told PUNCH Metro that the family became suspicious because Toyin had earlier called one of them to complain about a problem in the family.
He said, “Even on the day of her death, Toyin called one of us to say that she was having a serious problem with her husband.
“Although we don’t know the nature of the family’s problem, the next thing we heard was that she was dead. I learnt that it was Dare that called to tell the family about the new development.
“She was not sick, so we need some serious explanation before we can bury her.”
It was gathered that the family members were demanding autopsy to know the cause of her death, as well as a thorough police investigation.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident.
Adejobi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, added that investigations had already begun into the incident.
He said, “It is true and we are still investigating. We are investigating a murder case, until it is proved otherwise.”