The suspect (name is not disclosed) committed the murder in Apata area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, last week. It was learnt that the victim challenged her husband to explain the reason he was having a love affair with another woman. She was said to have caught the husband with the woman in his car.
According to a police source, a hot argument ensued, leading to a fight between the couple. Mujidat reportedly died during the fight.
Mrs. Olabisi Ilobanafor, the Deputy Superintendent (DSP) and police spokesperson, said the case was reported at the Apata Police Division by the deceased’s father, Pa Rufus Tijani, who accused the suspect of killing his pregnant daughter. The suspect, she said, had since fled, abandoning his home and car.
She said Mujidat’s body had been deposited at the mortuary of the Oyo State Hospital, Adeoyo, off Ring Road, Ibadan.
Mrs. Ilobanafor added that police were on the suspect’s trail, assuring: “Wherever he is hiding, I advise him to report himself because he must come and explain his role in the criminal act.”