Tse hundu village in Tor-Dongah, Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State has been thrown into deep mourning following the alleged stabbing to death of a teenager by his cousin who accused him of romancing his wife.
Saturday Vanguard gathered that the deceased victim, 17 year old Kwaghsar UpavÂ was allegedly stabbed to death by hisÂ cousin, Pevergah Jeve,25, of same village for severally taking advantage of his cousinâ€™s absence to have sexual intercourse with the lady.
According to sources, the abominable act between the deceased and his cousinâ€™s wife went unnoticed for several months until a neighbour alerted Pevergah of the development.
He was said to have confronted his wife and his cousin but they severally denied the accusation claiming that their intimacy was simply based on family relationship.
But not satisfied with the explanations, our source stressed that Mr. Pevergah deceived the wife few days later that he was making a trip that was to take him away from the village for few days.
â€œBut unknown to his wife and cousin he only wanted to confirm the stories he had severally been told about the unholy relationship between his wife and cousinâ€, our source said.
Saturday Vanguard gathered that same night after the purported trip, Pevergah retuned home late into the night only to discover that his wife was warming his cousinâ€™s bed.
Perplexed by what he saw, he allegedly dashed into the kitchen armed himself with a knife and confronted his cousin who he allegedly stabbed severally on the chest to death.
Our source disclosed that the matter was instantly reported at the katsina_Ala police Station, from where detectives were drafted to the scene to apprehend the culprit and his wife.
Meanwhile the matter has already been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department of the State Police Headquarters, Makurdi for further investigations and prosecution.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Richard Dauda confirmed the incident stressing that the police was still investigating the matter.