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Kafayat Lawal, 45-year-old mother has been arrested for killing her daughter Ayomide Adekoya with a broken bottle.

The Police in Ogun, Southwest Nigeria in a statement issued by its Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Friday, said the woman was arrested following information received by the Divisional Police Officer Ogijo divisional headquarters, CSP Mohammed Suleman Baba around 2:30 pm.

Kafayat Lawal was alleged to have locked her two daughters up in a room where she beat and injured them with a broken bottle.

Oyeyemi said upon the information, the DPO mobilised his men and moved to the scene where the two victims were rescued and taken to hospital for treatment before Ayomide gave up the ghost.

He said the suspect was then arrested and taken to custody.

The spokesman explained that on interrogation, the suspect who claimed to have separated from her husband nine years ago explained that her two daughters left home during the Salah and did not return till the following day.

Oyeyemi stated that this infuriated her, and that when she wanted to beat them, people around pleaded on their behalf and that 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 to lock them inside and injured them both with 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,” Oyeyemi said.

He added that the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.

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