How Husband, 70, Chopped Wife To
Death With Machete Like Meat In
By Henshaw NYONG, Uyo.
*(HORRIBLE pictures, viewers take note)*
The last of family violence is not to be heard in the world because we always hear blood chilling stories about violence in some families around the world.
In Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of the State, a septuagenarian man, one Ita Daniel Okpo, from Mbiokporo village, has been arrested for killing her wife, Alice Ita Daniel, 60, with machete. The machete is also with the Police at the Force Headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia.
Narrating the story to newsmen, Tuesday, 16th June, 2015, the Assistant Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department, Mike Okoli, said the deceased was sleeping when the septuagenarian husband attacked and hacked her.
“This man, Ita Daniel Okpo (pointed to the suspect), in a most wicked act, slaughtered his wife with a machete and we arrested him.
“When asked, he admitted to killing his wife but said the late wife, Alice, always quarreled with him and that she was the first to carry machete. Gentlemen, but our findings revealed that the woman was sleeping when she was hacked to death”, Okoli noted.
However, when newsmen quizzed the suspect, he admitted to the crime but said he decided to take laws into his hands after the late wife started sleeping with men of various age, shapes and sizes in his house.
Communicating to newsmen in pidgin English, the man said: “I regret my act, but I was forced to kill her because it was too much on me. In fact, at a point, she openly told me she would rather kill me than to stop sleeping with these men. To match words with action, she had been fighting me several times. So, on that fateful day, while we fought, I killed her”, said the 71 year old Ita Daniel Okpo.
Meanwhile, the ACP Mike Okoli, while hinting that the suspect will soon appear in court, advised people to always report their cases to the Police and avoid taking laws into their hands.
He noted that it is wrong to take laws into own hands as doing so is a criminal offence with serious consequences.
The Police boss also advised Akwa Ibom people in particular and Nigerians to avoid provocation and acting in anger, stressing that such acts would not help, even when the person is the offended.
“Report to the police and let due process take its natural course”, he submitted.