A man who allegedly beat his wife to death and buried her at Igbemo Ekiti recently, has been paraded by the Ekiti State Police Command after the body of the 39-year-old mother of three had been exhumed for autopsy.
Reports say the man, Mr Adewale Daramola, recently clubbed his wife, Iyabo, to death during a disagreement at Igbemo Ekiti and quickly buried her.
State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Victor Babayemi while speaking with newsmen as the suspect was paraded said he allegedly clubbed his wife to death after a disagreement.
The statement of two of their children revealed that the couple had been married for 20 years with three children. The rate at which Daramola hurriedly buried the wife, however, gave room for suspicion that he had wanted to obstruct police investigation.
Babayemi said the suspect would be charged to court soon after the conclusion of the investigation.
Daramola however denied ever clubbing his wife to death, saying the deceased fell sick a year before she finally died.
Police also paraded a 17-year-old student of Joseph Ayo Babalola University, boy, Tomiwa Aladejebi, who was arrested for cultism while about to be initiated into Black Axe Fraternity at a party a friend he met on Facebook invited him to.
The police PRO who believes most pardoned criminals perpetrate evil when they return to the society said the Police Commissioner in the state would soon meet with the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi and the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Ayodeji Daramola over the modality for the granting of pardon to prisoners.
He said though granting of pardon or release of prisoners on compassionate ground falls within the purview of the Governor and Chief Judge, he said “those granted pardon under this circumstance had been found to be the one perpetrating more evil.”
Babayemi also expressed regret over the ineffectiveness of the Nigeria Prison Service, which he said has not been well structured to carry out its statutory reformatory exercises on inmates, saying this accounted for the reasons why “some of them used to return to criminality after they were pardoned.”