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Puzzle as man kills wife in toilet

By Daud Olatunji Abeokuta

When the news filtered into town that  a  man had  pushed his wife into  a completely filled pit latrine resulting to her death, the story sounded bizarre.

The news was the more strange as  the couple was described as friendly and gentle.

Following the  development, residents of  Agbado, in Ado-Odo,  Ota  Local Government Area of Ogun State  have remained  in shock. The  middle-aged victim was  identified as Rauda Alaraba who met her fate during a domestic squabble with her husband..

Some residents of the area have continued to raise posers. What  could have prompted the  46-year-old Surajudeen  to throw  his wife into the pit latrine  in their rented house?

Was  it  done  to  punish her or was it accidental? The murder suspect was paraded in Abeokuta. The  storey-buildingwhere the incident happened  became  a  Mecca of  sort  when the news  broke  that  Rauda was made to eat  feaces after she entered  the  latrine  before she gave up the ghost.

The marriage of the couple  was said to have produced some children but the  husband, it was learnt, was not gainfully employed and had to rely on the wife, a petty trader, for sustenance.

Many neighbours of the Alarabas,  who spoke on  the condition of anonymity,  expressed concern that the suspect must have been under a spell as he was never known for violence.

However, Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye,  while parading Suraju and other  suspected   criminals, at the State Command Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta,  narrated that the suspect committed the crime  at about 7.20p.m. penultimate  Sunday.

He said  the suspect would  be charged to court after the completion of the interrogation .While disclosing how the police got  the  story, Okoye said: “The Agbado Division had a distress call that a man had  pushed his wife into a deep pit and we quickly rushed to the scene where the victim was metdead in the pit.

“The suspect was immediately apprehended and we are still interrogating him, he will be charged to court as soon as we are done with our investigations”. Meanwhile, another couple are in police net over alleged illegal possession of firearms. George Dada, said to be an octogenarian and  his 64-year old wife, Sidikat, were also alleged to be shielding their son said to be on the wanted list of police.

According to the police, findings revealed that the  couple are  parents to a wanted armed robber suspect, Adeyemi,  who was at large.

The police commissioner said that the couple were arrested  following the discovery of some guns and ammunition hidden in  their  residence located at 21 Obarinwa Street, Aiyegbami, Ago-Iwoye.

Okoye said,  “The DPO of Ago-Iwoye, Stephen Iriavbijeh, got information that suggested  that  the couple’s son, one Adeyemi Dada, is a robbery suspect and he led a team to conduct the search. “ On getting there, the suspect was not seen but, while executing the search warrant, one cut-to-size gun, two locally made pistols and 16 live cartridges were recovered in his mother’s wardrobe.

“Thus the arrest of  the two of them in whose possession the firearms were found for thorough interrogation.” The commissioner said  the couple might be charged to court  if the culpability of the allegation against them was established.


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