45-year-old Aderonke Ayinde, pictured above, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for allegedly dumping the corpse of her lover, Asimiu Abiodun, in the bush.
A statement released by the state police command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the deceased had spent the night at Aderonke’s apartment located at No. 1 Asalu compound in Abeokuta. Sadly, he died inside her house and out of fear of being accused of killing him, Aderonke took his corpse out of her house and attempted to dump it in a nearby bush. However, she was caught in the act by one of her neighbors, Makinde Ishola.
“The arrest of the suspect followed a report lodged in the Oke-Itoku Police Station by one Makinde Ishola, who reported that he received information that a middle-aged man, whose name was later known as Asimiu Abiodun, came to visit the suspect at her No. 1 Asalu Compound, Abeokuta, residence. The said man died in the middle of the night in questionable circumstances.
“He (Ishola) stated further that the suspect took the dead body to a nearby bush that night and dumped it there, unknown to her that somebody nearby was observing the whole thing.
On the strength of the report, the DPO, Oke-Itoku Division, SP Olatoye Kotonu, led detectives to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested and the corpse evacuated to the mortuary for autopsy. Upon interrogation, the suspect claimed that the deceased was her long time lover, who used to pass the night in her place, but on that fateful day, he came as usual, but suddenly developed a strange illness in the night and before she could call for help, the man gave up the ghost. She further stated that she decided to dispose of the body out of fear.”
The case has been transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation and possible prosecution of the suspect. Meanwhile the family of the deceased has been notified about the unfortunate incident.