|Marufu and Kehinde|
The incident happened around 8pm on Monday at the Chelsea neighbourhood of the Sango-Ota area. Marufu had turned Kehinde, a hairdresser, who had three children for him, to a punch bag while their 15-year relationship lasted.
Kehinde, aged 35, left the welder with her children three months ago when she could no longer endure the assault. On the fateful day, she was said to have been invited by the suspect, who reportedly accused her of having extra-marital affairs. The accusation was said to have led to an altercation which led to Kehinde’s death.
Policemen from the Onipanu Police Division, Ogun State, launched a manhunt for the husband after a neighbour reported the case at the station. He was eventually arrested around 6am on Tuesday. While lamenting Kehinde’s death, her brother, Kolawole Akinbote, said she was the one responsible for the upkeep of the three children
A police source told PUNCH that the suspect would soon be transferred to the state police command in Eleweran. The police spokesperson for the command, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident. “The man beat his wife to death. He has been arrested and the matter will be investigated. He will be charged to court after the investigation,” he said.