The Ogun State Police Command has ordered an autopsy on a 30-year-old housewife, Toyin Adeboye, whose death in Abeokuta, Ogun State led to the arrest of her husband, Dare.
Dare has also been transferred from the Ibara Police Division where he was initially detained to the Criminal investigation Department, Eleweeran for further investigations.
The family of the deceased had insisted Dare was a prime suspect in the death of the mother of two.
The family was said to have invited the police, which subsequently arrested Dare on Monday.
The Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, told our correspondent that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye, ordered the transfer of the matter to the CID for proper investigations.
Adejobi added that the transfer of the corpse from the family house in the Imo area of Abeokuta where the incident occurred was to enable the CID get an autopsy report which would assist them in their investigations.
He said, “The Commissioner of Police has ordered the transfer of the case to the State CID. It’s a murder case and a division cannot handle that. The state CID will do a thorough investigation.
“The body of the woman has also been transferred to the mortuary. Since the state CID has taken over the matter, the next thing is for autopsy to be done on her.”
Although the family insists on foul play, none of the members could, however, explain how Toyin died.
A member of the family, who pleaded anonymity, had 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 explanations before we can bury her.”