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Man hacks wife to death in defence of his lover

14 May 2016, 09:59

Abuja - A Port Harcourt resident is alleged to have hacked his wife to death during a quarrel over his lover.

According to Punch, the man, Christopher Okon, was discovered to have been involved in an extramarital affair with a co-tenant at the building his shared with his family in Mile 1 Diobu.

Trouble broke out when the man's wife, Mrs. Nsikak, returned home from work to discover that her husband's mistress had fed food that was cooked by Nsikak to her own children.

When Mrs. Nsikak question the woman about the incident, the mistress is alleged to have called Okon, who speedily came to her aid and began beating up the woman who was still breastfeeding their youngest child.

Also read: Case of woman who was buried alive to be solved

After assaulting her and forcing her out of the residence, Okon is alleged to have left his wife and her eldest daughter outside at 2 a.m. in the morning, where she collapsed and later died from symptoms relating to high blood pressure, Authority has reported.

“Her death is very painful. The man will never go unpunished. He has killed her now. So, who will take care of the little children? The youngest baby is less than two years old,” said Mrs. Beauty, a friend of the deceased.

Police have since confirmed that no formal report has been made regarding the incident, while Nsikak's remaisn have since been moved to Akwa Ibom.

Read more at Punch

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