Woman Kills Husband with Hired Assassins in Delta for Marrying 2nd Wife

A 45-year-old business woman, identified as Beatrice Okolie Pere of Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, is being held by the police in the state for allegedly paying hired assassins to kill her husband, and her aged mother-in-law.

Delta State Police Commissioner, Muhammad Mustafa, who confirmed the act to journalists in Asaba, disclosed that the woman “is currently helping the police at the State CID”.

He also said that upon interrogation, the woman who hails from Ayakoromo, confessed to the crime.

The Police boss said that the suspect paid N200,000 to the assassins to eliminate her husband, and the aged mother-in-law for supporting her son to marry a second wife.

The police commissioner said that the suspect would be charged to court on completion of the ongoing investigation.

It was gathered that the mother and the son were trailed to Obudu creek in Ayakoromo community where they had gone fishing, and were killed by the suspects.

The police further disclosed that after the alleged murder of the victims, the police swung into action and arrested one Ikechukwu for armed robbery.

“In another case, but in the course of interrogation, the suspect was identified as one of the killers of the victims after he allegedly confessed to the crime, adding that efforts were on top gear to arrest the principal suspect.”

Meanwhile, residents of Oghara and Koko communities have cried out over the alleged abandoned NDDC projects in the areas.

They claimed that the NDDC had in 2017 awarded the contracts of electrification of a section of Koko, Warri North Local Government, and Western Delta University in Oghara to a contracting firm, Income Electrix, alleging that the firm did a shoddy job, especially on the teaching hospital line, and disappeared from the site for no reasons.

Spokesperson for both communities, Stanley Koyide Futughe, said that the contractor only laid electric poles up to Western Delta University in Oghara before disappearing from the project site, and called on relevant authorities to wade into the situation with a view to bringing the contractors to book.


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