Police nab man for allegedly paying friend to kill his pregnant wife

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Police nab man for allegedly paying friend to kill his pregnant wife

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested 35-year-old Eluyera Wasiu, who allegedly paid his friend N5,000 to have his his pregnant wife killed.

In a statement issued by Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), the suspect was arrested alongside his friend, Adeniyi Samuel on Saturday, 1 January 2022, after neighbors alerted officers that the duo “were engaged in a serious fisticuffs, which may lead to bloodshed.”

“It was during interrogation to know the cause of the fight that Adeniyi Samuel opened up and informed the police that Eluyera Wasiu contracted him to kill his pregnant wife, Bola Taiwo. He stated further that Wasiu promised to give him N10,000 for the job, out of which he had already given him N5,000 to pay the balance on completion of the job,” the statement read in part.

Preliminary investigation, according to the police spokesperson, revealed that Eluyera was married to Taiwo but they got separated due to irreconcilable differences. He later got married to another woman who is presently living with him.

“But somehow, he met with his former wife and they started going out together again, which resulted in a pregnancy. In order not to upset his new wife, Wasiu asked Bola Taiwo to terminate the pregnancy, a suggestion that was rejected by the latter.

Having tried all he could to persuade her to abort the pregnancy to no avail, Wasiu Eluyera decided to eliminate the woman and the pregnancy.”

In Wasiu’s confessional statement, he explained that he had bought food twice for his ex- wife from one eatery and laced the food with poison but the lady, by providence, did not eat the food.

“It was when all his personal efforts to kill her failed that he contracted Adeniyi to help him eliminate her. He confessed further that, he personally took him to the woman’ s house, and he gave him her picture for easy identification.

But when he didn’t carry out the assignment as agreed, he demanded the refund of the advance payment he made to him, and his refusal led to the fight, which eventually led to their arrest,” the statement concluded.

Police nab man for allegedly paying friend to kill his pregnant wife

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