Ogun State police arrested Joy Egeonu, a housewife who allegedly beat her 11-year old husband’s nephew to death in Abeokuta.
The 47-year old housewife killed the deceased, Chibuike Egeonu for stealing her N6,500.
The deceased’s mother, Ijeoma Egeonu reported the death of her son to the Agbado Divisional headquarters.
According to Ijeoma, her son leaves with her elder brother and his wife at Opeilu in Agbado.
She stated further that the incident happened on the 3rd of February, 2019 and that the woman took the corpse of the boy to Ifo where she hurriedly buried him.
However, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Agbado Division, CSP Omonijo Olatunji led his detectives to the scene where the woman was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect claimed to have suspected the boy as the person who stole her money which prompted her to flog him to the point of Coma.
She further stated that the boy gave up the ghost while she was taken him to the hospital and that it was later discovered that the missing money was taken by her husband and not the deceased as suspected.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence Department for further investigation.
He equally ordered the arrest of the suspect’s husband who assisted in burying the boy in order to cover the criminal act of his wife.