By Muhammadu Sabiu
A 45-year-old woman identified as Kafayat Lawal has purportedly hacked Ayomide Adekoya, her 17-year-old daughter, to death with a broken bottle, Punch newspaper has reported.
She was also said to have hacked another child of hers, who was later taken to the hospital.
Confirming the incident in a statement on Friday, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State’s police public relations officer, stated that the suspect was apprehended after the information received by the Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo Divisional headquarters, CSP Mohammed Baba, at about 2:30 pm.
Oyeyemi added that the suspect locked her two daughters and hit and injured them with a broken bottle.
“Upon information, the DPO mobilised his men and moved to the scene where the two victims were rescued and taken to hospital for treatment before one of them gave up the ghost.
“The suspect was then arrested and taken to custody. On interrogation, the suspect, who claimed to have separated from her husband nine years ago, informed the police that her two daughters left home during the Sallah and didn’t return till the following day.
“This infuriated her, and when she wanted to beat them, people around pleaded on their behalf, and she left them, only for them to go out again the following day and passed the night outside. It was the annoyance that made her lock them inside and injured them both with a broken bottle.
“The older one Blessing Adekoya 19 was injured in the hand, while her younger sister Ayomide was stabbed in the chest and unfortunately gave up the ghost while receiving treatment,” Mr Oyeyemi said.
He also noted that an investigation into the incident was ongoing.