Man Strangled Wife to Death One Month After Marriage in Bayelsa

Man Strangled Wife to Death One Month After Marriage in Bayelsa. Ukrido, learnt that a 33-year old lady who goes by the Onyinye Eze, was an employee to Globacom Nigeria got married to one Stephen Akpata, who use to base in Australia.

Man Strangled Wife to Death One Month After Marriage in Bayelsa

According to NAN, the Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa, Asuquo Amba, in his statement revealed that Akpata murdered his wife by strangling her with the cable of an electric iron and then stabbed her with a knife.

He added that the incident was made to known them when one of Onyinye’s colleagues, Moses Awo, reported at Ekeki Police Division in Yenagoa that Onyinye did not report for work as expected.

The Commissioner, said;

“Awo had reportedly told the police that when he and another colleague went to Onyinye’s residence in Kpansia area of Yenagoa, they discovered that the apartment was locked and they also found that the television set in her room was working.

“Some Policemen from Ekeki Police Division in Yenagoa went to the deceased’s apartment and forced her door open and they found Onyinye dead in a pool of her blood.”

The Commissioner, revealed how Akpata became the prime suspect in the murder.

In his statement, the Commissioner said;

“When our operatives went into the apartment of the deceased, we meticulously searched the environment and we saw a three-quarter knicker that was well hidden, tucked somewhere in the room that one would not suspect that something was hidden there.

“We discovered there was a blood stain on the knicker. By this time, we tried to find out who was with the lady because we knew that they had just contracted a registry marriage.

“We got in touch with Akpata who is the purported husband. He gave us the impression that he was out of town, implying that he travelled out of town before the incident.

“So, we were still communicating with him, at least to break the news to him that his purported wife was dead. He told us he was on his way back and this took us some days.

“As we were communicating with him, he was just giving us the impression that he was coming back, not knowing that he was plotting his own escape.

“We found out that prior to that time of her murder, the suspect had spent so much money on the lady and they were moving from one hotel to another.

“Still, we were playing along with him to enable him to come to us. But since he said he was in Lagos, we suspected that Ghana or Republic of Benin would be a likely point of escape.

“We got in touch with the embassies there and the Ghanaian Embassy was on the alert. From our radar, we found out that he slept in Ghana.

“He escaped back to Badagry in Lagos. He did not know we were still following him up. We got in touch with the police in Badagry. Eventually, he was arrested at the Badagry border. So, we brought him back.”


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