Men of Ogun state police command have arrested a 50-year old Pastor Isaac Akinbola and two other women for assaulting the pastor’s wife, as a result of which an eight-month old baby Obadiah Akinbola died in the process.
In a statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Awa Ijebu divisional headquarters by the pastor’s wife, Dasola Akinbola, that she has been having a disagreement with her husband over an alleged illicit affair with some female members of the church for sometime now.
She explained that her husband came to her house at ipinle area of Mamu ijebu with two women, whom she has been suspecting of having illicit affair with her husband to beat her up.
While they were beating her, her eight-month old baby, Obadiah Akinbola, fell down
The Police thereafter arrested the three suspects and took the woman and her child to an health centre for proper medical attention where they were both referred to another hospital in Ijebu.
The statement adds that the hospital discovered that the baby had internal injury which he sustained when he fell down from his mother’s hands during the scuffle.
The child later died while receiving treatment as a result of the internal injury.
The remains of the child has been deposited at the general hospital Ijebu Igbo morgue for autopsy.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation with the view of arraigning them in court as soon as investigation is concluded.
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