The Ogun State Police Command arrested Mathew Oguntade, a 26-year-old man, for allegedly killing his 20-year-old wife, Mary Oguntade, during a fight.
The couple lived behind the Anglican Church at Owode-Ijako, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.
According to the Police First Information Report, the incident happened on Friday, January 13, 2017 at about midnight when the couple engaged in a fight.
The Community Development Association Chairman of the community, Iskilu Kareem, was said to have reported the case to the Police.
He said he received a telephone call from a member of the vigilante group in the area that the couple were into serious scuffle, but before he could get to their house, the husband had strangled his wife to death and threw the body outside through their window and ran away.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the Divisional Police Officer, Sango Ota, Akinsola Ogunwale, a Superintendent of Police, later led detectives to the scene and removed the corpse to the General Hospital, Ifo mortuary.
They later launched a manhunt for the suspect.
Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said their efforts paid off the following day, when the suspect was apprehended and taken into custody.
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for further investigation.
Iliyasu appealed to members of the public to always alert Police whenever their neighbours “are engaging in fisticuffs in order to avert this type of ugly incidence.”