A carpenter, Segun Ebenezer, is facing double jeopardy over the loss of his wife, Omotosho, and allegation through a voice note from her that he caused her death.
The incident happened in Ogun State.
Late Omotosho, a National Certificate in Education, NCE holder, was reportedly in a fierce argument with Ebenezer over who between them owned a private school.
While she claimed ownership, the husband equally laid claim to it. In the ensuing heated altercation, the latter hit her with a padlock on the head causing her a serious head injury.
Afterwards, he rushed her to the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, for treatment, during which she made a voice note relating what led to her injury and adding that in the event it led to her death, he should be held responsible.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, gave the aforesaid account in a statement he released on Monday.
It partly read, “The deceased was rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, by the suspect (Ebenezer) for medical attention, but died while receiving treatment.
“Unknown to the husband, the deceased had sent a voice note to her family members, informing them that her husband used a padlock to hit her head while beating her, and that if she died, they should be aware that it was her husband that killed her.
“As soon as the voice note was played to his hearing, the husband took to his heels, having realised that his evil deed had been exposed.
“Upon the report and the recording evidence, the DPO, Kemta Division, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle, detailed his detectives to go after the husband. He was subsequently traced to Akinseku village, Abeokuta, where he was hibernating, and was promptly apprehended.”