The Osun State Police Command on Monday said it had arrested a 39-year-old housewife, Mrs Omotola Salawudeen, who allegedly conspired with suspected cultists to kill her husband with a knife.
Police Commissioner Olafimihan Adeoye, who addressed reporters in Osogbo, the state capital, paraded both the housewife and one of the suspected accomplices in the murder.
The police chief said the incident was reported to the command by the deceased brother, Salawudeen Jimoh on May 12.
Narrating how the murder took place, Mr Adeoye told newsmen that the deceased’s brother who reported the matter to the police, Mr Jimoh said that the incident occurred at about 3 a.m when two strange men entered the home of his brother, Salawudeen Hakeem, at 11, Adeniran Street in Alleluyah Estate in Osogbo, and stabbed him to death with a knife.
He said the killers did not steal anything.
The police chief also said a team of detectives was sent to the scene of the crime where the inscription, “No Price, No Pay; Aye Axe and Forgiveness is a sin,” was found on the wall of the deceased’s home.
Adeoye said investigation led to the arrest of a suspect, who allegedly confessed that the wife of the deceased hired him to kill her husband.
The woman was said to have participated in the act.
The police chief urged the residents to always report marital or domestic disputes to the police for prompt resolution.
He said the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was completed.
Weapons, such as a locally-made pistol, four empty shells of AK-47 rifle and a cutlass, said to have been recovered from the suspects, were shown to reporters.