A middle-aged man, Christopher Okon, an indigene of Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing his wife, while defending his secret lover in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.
According to Authority Newspaper, Okon who is a driver with a company in the Garden City, was in a secret relationship with the woman who is his neighbour at the Nanka Street, Mie 1, home, unaware that his wife, Nsikak , had gotten wind of the illicit affair.
Trouble however started when the deceased came back from the market where she hawks cooked food and discovered that her husband’s lover who is a single mother was feeding her children.
When Nsikak confronted her rival, the woman took offence and called Okon on phone to tell him that his wife had insulted her.
It was further learnt that on receiving the call from his lover that his wife was threatening her, Okon quickly returned home and quarreled with his wife. In the heat of the quarrel, Okon allegedly picked a stick and started beating his wife who was still breast feeding their last baby.
After the beating, Okon reportedly sent the woman and his step daughter outside his apartment and locked the door with his five biological children within.
It was gathered that the woman who had been suffering from high blood pressure, collapsed immediately.
All efforts by other neighbours to persuade Okon to take his wife to the hospital proved abortive. In the early hours of the following day, the neighbours noticed that the woman was not breathing anymore and they forced the man out of the house to carry his dead wife.
He was thereafter handed over to the police.