The Ondo State Police Command on Tuesday said it would prosecute a man, Olasunkami Oluwole, who allegedly killed his lover at Oke Igbo community, in the Ile Oluji/Oke Igbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The deceased, Biola Soyinka, was said to have visited Oluwole from Lagos, before the latter allegedly killed her.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident, said the matter was under investigation at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
She added that the suspect would be charged to court at the completion of investigation.
In a report, the deceased’s elder brother, Akeem Jinadu, said, “On January 16, we received a call from Oluwole that my sister, Biola, had passed on. When we asked what happened to her, he said she became unconscious after she slumped around 4am.
“Oluwole said by the time he rushed her to a hospital, doctors declared her dead. When we asked him to bring her corpse back to Lagos, he demanded that we send money for transportation.
“Contrary to what Oluwole said when the police arrested him, there were marks sustained from beating on her body when we went to identify her remains at the morgue.
“Her neck, face and body had dark patches because she was a fair person. From the state of her corpse, it is obvious that she didn’t die from falling. Rather, the marks on her body showed that she was beaten and strangled.”