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Man butchers wife in A-Ibom

By Harris-Okon Emmanuel

UYO—Mbiabam community in Ibiono near Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, was, yesterday, thrown into mourning when a vulcaniser identified as Nkere Uta cold-bloodly killed his wife, Bella, a mother of five.

Knife stab

An elderly woman, who simply identified herself as Madam Eno, wondered why a man would kill his wife in such a manner, saying in an emotion-laden voice that the village has never witnessed such a gruesome killing, as she described the deceased as very caring, industrious and peace-loving.

It was gathered that the man allegedly killed the wife with machete at about 8a.m. The community is about 15 minutes’ drive to Uyo.

Sources in the community said neighbours could not say what led to the gruesome murder of the mother of five in her early 30’s , but they said that it might be connected to domestic squabble.

The woman was said to have been a hard-working petty trader, very courteous and loved by the villagers.

Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko MacDon, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect has been arrested and was cooling his heels at the Itam Division of the Nigeria Police Force.

When asked the motive behind the murder, he said the Police have swung into action and that the suspect would be prosecuted at the end of the investigation.


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