A 45-year-old woman identified as Aderonke Ayinde has been apprehended by men of Ogun State Police Command for alleged murder.
Ayinde was sighted by a neighbor while she was trying to dump the remains of her late lover, Asimiu Abiodun, in the bush in the middle of the night.
The accused lives at No 1, Asalu Compound, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
She informed the police that fear pushed her to the extreme of doing away with the corpse of the late Abiodun before dawn.
Reacting, Police Public Relations Officer of the gateway state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that: “The arrest of the suspect followed a report lodged in the Oke-Itoku Police Station by one Makinde Ishola, who reported that he received information that a middle-aged man, whose name was later known as Asimiu Abiodun, came to visit the suspect at her No. 1 Asalu Compound, Abeokuta, residence.
“The said man died in the middle of the night in questionable circumstances.
“He (Ishola) stated further that the suspect took the dead body to a nearby bush that night and dumped it there, unknown to her that somebody nearby was observing the whole thing.
“On the strength of the report, the DPO, Oke-Itoku Division, SP Olatoye Kotonu, led detectives to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested and the corpse evacuated to the mortuary for autopsy.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect claimed that the deceased was her longtime lover, who used to pass the night in her place, but on that fateful day, he came as usual, but suddenly developed a strange illness in the night and before she could call for help, the man gave up the ghost.
“She further stated that she decided to dispose of the body out of fear.”
The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu has given the homicide department of the force the directive to handle the case in order to pave way for proper investigation.