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Man hacks wife to death in Bayelsa


Police in Bayelsa have arrested a 24- year-old man, Edwin Vincent, for allegedly hacking his 21-year old wife, Joy Micheal, to death with a machete.

The incident occurred at Kaima in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Asinim Butswat, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Yenagoa.

Butswat said the suspect, who hailed from Uwheru in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta, was already talking to detectives to unravel the motive behind his dastardly act.


According to him, the deceased was on a fishing expedition on Sunday with a neighbour when her husband allegedly brutally attacked and killed her.

“On Nov. 5, 2017, at about 0830 hrs, one Edwin Vincent, 24, a native of Uwheru in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta, but residing at Boro Camp, Kaima in Bayelsa, attacked and killed his wife, one Joy Michael, 21.

“The deceased, Joy Micheal, went fishing in a nearby bush with her neighbour, one Juliet Philip when the husband attacked and killed her with a matchet.

“The suspect has been arrested and he has confessed to the crime. An investigation is ongoing to ascertain the motive behind the murder,” the police spokesman said.

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