Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a 56-year-old man, Christopher Chiabata, for beating his wife to death with a pestle in Onuebum Community in Ogbia Local Government Area of the state.
Bayelsa police commissioner, Mike Okoli, said the man tried to take his own life after he allegedly killed his wife with pestle during an argument, but was rescued and arrested.
“The suspect, on February 28, 2021, at about 0200hrs 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.