The Baale of Ise Town, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State, Taibu Ogunbanjo, has been arrested by operatives of the Nigerian Police over the death of his wife of three years, Rotimi Ogunbanjo.
According to Polic reports, the Lagos Chief was reported to have crushed his wife to death with his Toyota Highlander vehicle.
According to reports, Taibu had been engaged in several altercations with his now deceased wife while she was alive but the altercations ended soon after Thursday, December 7, 2017, when the deceased was reported to have destroyed Taibu’s block-moulding factory located at Folu, a community in Ibeju Lekki.
A community leader identified as Akinsipe while confirming the incident reported that the matter was reported at the Akodo Police Station.
he furthe revealed that Rotimi died at the spot and her corpse has been deposited at the Epe General Hospital.
He said: “He (Taibu) is the baale of the community. He and his wife had been having issues since they got married. I did not know what actually happened between them on that day, but I learnt that they had a disagreement in the morning.
“She went to his block factory and destroyed some blocks arranged on the premises. He entered his vehicle angrily and as he was driving out of the premises, the wife tried to stop him. He hit her and she died on the spot.”
Speaking further on the case, a Police source said the victim’s family reported the case as an accident.
“The baale and the woman got married three years ago without a child and they had been having disagreements. On that particular day, she destroyed some blocks at the industry. The man became angry and as he was driving out, he crushed her with his vehicle on the factory premises.
“The relations of the suspect have said that it was a case of an accident. But looking at the circumstances surrounding the incident, the accident claim is untenable.”