Tragedy struck yesterday morning when a vulcanizer identified as Nkere Uta allegedly murdered his wife, Bella, in Mbiabam community, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Council in Akwa Ibom State.
The incident occurred at 8am in the remote community.
However, it could not be immediately ascertained why the man murdered his wife who was in her early 30’s and with five children. Sources at the village said the suspect was diagnosed of a mental problem recently, but had reportedly recovered.
Another source said the late Bella was an extremely beautiful woman, but her husband always felt insecure due to his low financial status.
Eyewitnesses said the suspect blocked the entrance to his home and threatened to kill anybody who dared question his action until he was overpowered by the police.
The couple had attended a church service in the company of their five children on Sunday.
It was gathered that the late Bella was a hard-working petty trader and was well loved in the community.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko McDon, who confirmed the incident, said that the suspect has been arrested.
On the motive behind the murder, Odiko added that “Investigation is in progress, you will be communicated to please”.