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Woman allegedly stabs husband to death in Bayelsa

By Samuel Oyadongha

Yenagoa—A 28-year-old woman has allegedly stabbed her husband to death at Akenfa, a suburb in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, following a disagreement.

The deceased, identified as Henry Gagariga, a legal practitioner, was said to be in his early 30s. The incident occurred at the couple’s residence along Ebisam Road, Akenfa.

The woman, whose name was given as Victoria, according to a security source, is currently being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department, CID.

She was said to have allegedly stabbed her husband in the neck with a kitchen knife, following a bitter quarrel over “a minor domestic issue” yesterday.

The couple, according to sources, had co-habited for some years as live-in lovers before legalizing their union in Yenagoa last June.

Gagariga was said to have died in the hospital he was rushed to after losing a lot of blood. His body had been deposited at an undisclosed morgue in the state capital.

Victoria, daughter of a retired director in the state Ministry of Information, is said to be a staff of Bayelsa State Council for Arts and Culture.

Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident and arrest of the suspect.

The matter, he said, had been transferred to the State CID.


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