Police arrest woman who killed, hid body in room for nine days
Women rise against alleged husband stabber in Ibadan
The police in Delta State have apprehended a young woman, Beatrice Idoro, who allegedly killed a commercial motorcyclist and kept the decomposing corpse in her room for days.
The Delta State police spokesperson, Celestina Kalu, who disclosed this yesterday in Àsaba, explained that on Thursday, April 14, a group of vigilante men, led by Mr. Udoro Odiri of 231 Eku Sapele Road, Eku, had reported at the local police station, that the group received an information that a corpse was in Idoro’s apartment at No. 8, Irifere Eku and that the deceased was an Okada man named Oghenerho, whose surname and age were unknown.
Kalu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who was silent on the motive for the murder and the relationship between the duo, however, explained that the deceased was killed by the said Beatrice on Tuesday, April 5, and the corpse kept in her inner room for nine days before the discovery.
She said based on the information, the scene was visited and the murder confirmed, adding that two suspects have been arrested while preliminary investigation is in progress.
In a rare display of solidarity for a just cause, devoid of sentiments, women on Monday rose in solidarity against Mrs. Yewande Oyediran, who allegedly killed her husband, Oyelowo, during an argument. The women, The Guardian gathered came under the aegis of Women Arise and stormed the premises of Ibadan High Court, venue of Yewande’s trial.
Led by Women Arise president, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, the women, wielding placards of various inscriptions, demanded for justice for the late Oyelowo, who was allegedly stabbed to death by his wife on February 2, 2016.
They also expressed dismay over the incident, noting that it was a case where sentiments should not override justice. According to the protesters, “the best solidarity is the one for justice. If a wife in a matrimonial union betrayed utmost solidarity, such that she arbitrarily terminated the life of her husband according to the allegation, then she should face the full consequence of her action.
According to Okei-Odumakin, “Women Arise, as a human rights organisation, feel this case throws up a disturbing depiction of the female gender and therefore want to call for justice.”
Meanwhile, a 19-year-old suspected motorcycle thief, Mr. Onyeolomi Opone, from Ebedei-Obilo Umutu, Ukwani local council of the state, has also been arrested by the police.
The police image-maker said Opone, who was alleged to have hit a cyclist, Mr. Onyenwenu Ebuzione, on the head with iron rod on Monday April 11 and made away with the motorcycle, was arrested in his house at Ebedei-Obilo in Umutu.
She disclosed that the motorcycle with marked DT 8914 was recovered and that the suspect had made confessional statement.
She added that the victim had been transferred from the Obiaruku General Hospital to the Delta State University Teaching hospital Oghara for further treatment and that investigation was also in progress.