A middle aged man, Mr. Christopher Okon, on Wednesday hacked his wife, Mrs. Nsikak, to death during a quarrel over his lover.
It was learnt that the father of five, who resides on Nanka Street, Mile 1 Diobu, Port Harcourt, had allegedly killed the mother of his children while trying to defend his female lover.
Okon, who is a driver with a company in Port Harcourt and a native of Ikot Abasi in Akwa Ibom State, was said to be having extra-marital affair with his co-tenant. Southern City News gathered that trouble started when the victim, Nsikak, who sold cooked food, came back from the market to find out that her husband’s lover had given food to her (Nsikak’s) children.
When Nsikak questioned her rival on the right she had to give food to her children, it was learnt that the alleged bed-shearer immediately called her lover, Okon.
It was further learnt that on receiving the call, Okon quickly came back and started beating his wife, whom Southern City News gathered, was a nursing mother. Okon, having gone wild, violently pushed his wife out from the house after beating her and locked the door against her around 2am. It was learnt that the woman collapsed after the push.
All these, according to a source, happened without interference from neighbours, but at dawn, the woman was seen struggling with breathing in front of the compound. The neighbours who were angry, dragged Okon outside and compelled him to carry his wife’s remains.
One of Nsikak’s friends, Mrs. Beauty, who spoke to our correspondent, described the incident as painful and shameful. Beauty accused Okon of ignoring his responsibility as a husband, regretting that he (Okon) rather preferred to flirt around with women in his compound. “This man, popularly called Papa David, never took care of his family. He is sleeping around with women, including married women. He is a driver in a very big company, yet his wife was suffering, catering for the children and even him.
“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.” The police said there was no formal report of the incident made to the command before the corpse was moved to Akwa Ibom.