Man Machetes Wife To Death In Edo State

A 30-year-old woman, Mrs Patience Ekukpe, was al­legedly murdered by her hus­band over matrimonial dis­pute.

The husband, Mr Ekukpe Henry, allegedly used a sharp cutlass to cut his wife several­ly on the face, arms and chest and abandoned her to bleed to death.

The enraged husband killed his wife before their child who al­legedly screamed helplessly as the evil act lasted.

In an interaction with jour­nalists, the Spokesman of Edo State Police Command, DSP Osifo Abiodun, said operatives of Egba Police Station had vis­ited the scene of the crime as efforts to apprehend the flee­ing killer-husband continues.

Meanwhile, a 36-years-old man, Felix Omokhoa, was at the weekend arraigned before the Ekpoma Magistrate Court for the murder of his neigh­bour over electricity charge.

Felix allegedly murdered one Richard Ikekhua on Janu­ary 16, 2016 in Ukpoke-Uhiele, Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area by hitting a piece of cement block on the deceased’s forehead during a fight thereby resulting in his instant death.

According to police inves­tigation, the accused and the deceased who were co-ten­ants had a quarrel over the de­ceased’s refusal to pay his share of reconnection fee.

Following his refusal, the ac­cused with other neighbours resolved to disconnect the de­ceased’s apartment.

This infuriated the deceased who consequently reported the case to the electricity company since the reconnection was il­legally procured and also inci­dental case against the accused at the police station.

The electricity company dis­connected the entire house while the police arrested the accused, but eventually settled the matter between them with a stern warning on the accused not ferment any further trouble.

But when the duo returned home, another quarrel en­sued resulting in a fight dur­ing which the accused hauled a piece of cement block at the de­ceased’s forehead, killing him instantly.

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