Ogun State Police command has arrested a man after he paid his friend to kill his pregnant wife.
Eluyera Wasiu, was arrested in Oponuwa area on Saturday, Jan 1, 2022, according to a statement by Police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
Wasiu contracted his friend, Adeniyi Samuel, to kill his wife, Bola Taiwo, who had refused to terminate her pregnancy.
The men were arrested after neighbours alerted the police that the duo "were engaged in a serious exchange of blows which may lead to bloodshed," according to Channels Television.
DPO Muhammed Baba from the Ogijo division led the arrest.
"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 Eluyera 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.
According to a preliminary investigation from the police, Wasiu Eluyere was married to Bola Taiwo before the duo called it quit citing irreconcilable differences.
The man continued his life and married another woman who is believed to be living with him.
The police added, "But somehow, he met with his former wife, and they started going out together again, which resulted in pregnancy.
"In order not to upset his new wife, Wasiu asked Bola Taiwo to terminate the pregnancy, the suggestion that was rejected by Bola Taiwo.
"Having tried all he could to abort the pregnancy to no avail, Wasiu Eluyera decided to eliminate the woman and the pregnancy."
The police said Wasiu confessed to having bought food for his estranged ex-wife and laced it with poison, but the woman did not eat the food for an unknown reason.
"It was when all his personal efforts to kill her failed that he contracted Adeniyi Taiwo to help him eliminate her. He confessed further that he personally took Adeniyi 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."©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.