A 35-year-old man Eluyera Wasiu has been arrested by the Ogun State Police for allegedly planning with a friend to kill his pregnant wife, Bola Taiwo after two attempts of food poisoning.
The Command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement on Monday, revealed that Wasiu was married to Bola but they got separated due to irreconcilable differences. He later got married to another woman who is presently living with him.
“But somehow, he met with his former wife and they started going out together again which resulted to pregnancy,
“In order not to upset his new wife, Wasiu asked Bola Taiwo to terminate the pregnancy, the suggestion that was rejected by Bola Taiwo.
“Having tried all he could to abort the pregnancy to no avail, Wasiu Eluyera decided to eliminate the woman and the pregnancy.”
The police spokesman said Wasiu was arrested alongside his friend, Adeniyi Samuel, on Saturday, January 1, after neighbors alerted police that the duo “were engaged in a serious exchange of blows which may lead to bloodshed.”
He added, “Upon the distress call, the DPO, Ogijo Division, CSP Muhammed Baba, quickly detailed his men to the scene, where the two suspects were promptly arrested.
“It was during interrogation to know the cause of the fight that Adeniyi Samuel opened up and informed the police that Eluyera Wasiu contracted him to kill his pregnant wife, Bola Taiwo.
“He stated further that Eluyera Wasiu promised to give him N10,000 for the job, out of which he had already gave him N5,000, to pay the balance on completion of the job.”
Oyeyemi added that in Wasiu’s confessional statement, he explained that he had twice bought food for her from one eatery and laced the food with poison, but the lady by providence did not eat the food.
He said, “It was when all his personal efforts to kill her failed that he contracted Adeniyi Taiwo to help him eliminate her.
“He confessed further that, he personally took Adeniyi to the woman’s house, and he gave him her picture for easy identification.
“But when he didn’t carry out the assignment as agreed, he demanded the refund of the advance payment he made to him, and his refusal led to the fight which eventually led to their arrest.”
The Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered a full-scale investigation of the case with the view to arraign the suspect in court as soon as the investigation is concluded.