The Akwa Ibom Police Command has arrested a 70-year- old man identified as Ita Daniel Okpo for slaughtering his wife, Alice Ita Daniel, 60, with a machete while she was asleep.
Okpo who hails from Mbiokporo in Akwa Ibom was apprehended in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of the state after committing the act.
Narrating the incident to journalist on Tuesday, the Assistant Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department, Mike Okoli, disclosed that Okpo hacked his wife to death while she was asleep.
Okoli averred, “This man, Ita Daniel Okpo, in a most wicked act, slaughtered his wife with a machete and we arrested him. When asked he admitted to killing his wife but said the late wife, Alice, always quarrelled with him and that she was the first to carry machete. Gentlemen, but our findings revealed that the woman was sleeping when she was hacked to death.”
Okpo who confessed to killing his wife however said he committed the act because he found out that his wife was sleeping around with other men.
“I regret my act, but I was forced to kill her because it was too much on me. In fact, at a point, she openly told me she would rather kill me than to stop sleeping with these men. To match words with action, she had been fighting me several times. So, on that fateful day, while we fought, I killed her,” he said
The ACP further stated that the suspect will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.