Residents of 28, Oyotedo Street in Agbado Crossing area of Ogun State were shocked recently  when a 70-year-old grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Kudirat Oluwole and two of her children, Mr.  Yinka Oluwole, 21 and Miss Titilayo Oluwole, 26, allegedly beat the wife of their elder  brother, Sunday Oluwole to death.

The deceased, who was identified as Mrs. Kafilat Oluwole, a mother of three, was alleged to  have had a misunderstanding with her in-laws which led to a fight.

During the fight, her mother-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Kudirat Oluwole and her two children were  said to have beaten up Kafilat Oluwole in the presence of her husband, Mr. Sunday Oluwole.

The husband watched helplessly and his younger brother, Yinka Oluwole, picked up a stick and  allegedly hit Kafilat on her head before neighbours intervened.

Crime Watch gathered that the following day, after the husband of the deceased left for work,  his mother and the two younger ones resumed the fight during which Yinka allegedly hit Kafilat  on the head again with a stick, after which she slumped and died on the way to the hospital.

Later Yinka allegedly used Kafilat’s phone to call her husband, Sunday, and informed him that  his wife had collapsed and had been taken to the hospital. Sensing foul play, Sunday contacted  his wife’s elder sister, Fausat Dairo who rushed to the scene and later reported the incident  at Agbado Crossing Police Station.

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Agbado Crossing Police Station, Mr. ThankGod  Obijaku, a Superintendent of Police (SP) was said to have sent his officers to the scene to  restore peace and order.

Subsequently, Mrs. Elizabeth Kudirat Oluwole, Yinka Oluwole and Titilayo Oluwoye were arrested  while the corpse, which was earlier dumped in front of the hospital, was removed to the  mortuary for autopsy. When Crime Watch contacted the DPO declined to comment on it.

—Yusuf Mohammed