A 56-year-old man, Christopher Chiabata, from Onuebum Community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State was arrested and paraded by the policemen for beating his wife to death with a pestle.
He was arrested after a failed attempt to take his own life by drinking Sniper to evade arrest.
The Bayelsa police commissioner, Mike Okoli on Tuesday said “The suspect hit his wife with a pestle on her head over a domestic argument at Onuebum Community in Ogbia Local Government Area of the state. The wife, who was bleeding profusely, was rushed to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital where she was later confirmed dead.”
“The suspect, after realising that he has committed murder, took sniper to commit suicide. He was rescued by neighbours, resuscitated and arrested. He has confessed to the crime. An investigation is ongoing”, CP Okoli said.