By SIMON EBEGBULEM
THERE was pandemonium in Igarra Community of Akoko –Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, yesterday morning, when a retired soldier, murdered his wife, Mrs Onyonishoyi Ukana-Nee Akarutu, following the refusal by the deceased to allow the husband, marry his long time mistress.
Ukana, a retired Warrant Officer 2, was said to have macheted his wife at about 1am Friday morning dismembering her body reminiscent of a scene from a horror movie. Sources close to the family said the 18 year old son of Shakede whose name could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report also sustained several machete cuts in an attempt to rescue his mother.
His son was reported to have raised an alarm which attracted neighbours in the night when he was woken up by the shout of his mother as she was being butchered by his father.
It was gathered that the couple have been engulfed in a running battle over the man’s resolve to formally marry his age long mistress. It was learnt that the deceased had strongly objected to the plans which had always led to fight in the house.
It was also learnt that several attempts made by family members and friends in resolving the crisis hit a brick walk.
The remains of the body of late Mrs Ukana is said to have been deposited at a private mortuary in Igarra, while the accused Mr Shakede is currently in the custody of the police.
The Edo State Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Moses Eguavoen said the command will investigate the matter which he described as barbaric and unacceptable.