Mudiaga Affe, Calabar
A 35 year-old man from Ikot-Okpora village in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State, Okon Ubem, has allegedly killed his wife, Eka Imaobong, after having sex with her in the farm.
The suspect, who will soon be charged to court for murder, is also accused of killing his eight year-old stepson identified as Godswill at the same scene of the incident.
The Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, stated this in Calabar while addressing journalists.
Inuwa said the suspect was arrested on May 13, 2017 following a tip-off by one John Bassey, adding that he had confessed to the crime and would soon be charged to court.
“On May 13, 2017, at about 1500 hours, one John Bassey (male) of Ikot-Okpora village in Biase LGA reported to the Divisional Police headquarters in Akpet Central that one of his tenants, Okon Ubem, went to farm where he murdered his wife, Eka Imaobong, and her eight year-old son, Godswill.
“The suspect confessed to the crime and will be arraigned in court soon,” he said.
In an interview with Southern City News, Ubem alleged that he killed his wife because she stole his N40,000.
He admitted that he murdered the stepson because the eight year-old boy insulted him.
Ubem, who did not show remorse for the dastardly act, said he murdered the wife after making love to her in the bush.
“She stole my N40,000. So, I went to meet her in the farm and killed her. Yes, I made love to her before killing her. I also killed the stepson because he abused me,” he said.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police has confirmed the arrest of four persons for unlawful possession of 4,555 national identity cards bearing different names.
He said that on further interrogation, the suspects disclosed that an unidentified employee of the Independent National Electoral Commission gave the identity cards to them.
But it was learnt that the suspects had reportedly broken into the state office of the National Identity Management Commission where they stole the cards.
Inuwa said, “On May 19, 2017 at about 1730 hours, operatives of the X-squad unit of the command accosted one Donald Okon and Collins Cyril while attempting to escape at a drug joint along Eyo Edem Street in Calabar. Upon search, the following items were found with them: One voter’s card in the name of Sam Godwin and 4,555 national identity cards bearing different names. On interrogation, they claimed that an INEC worker (name unknown) gave the cards to them. Investigation is ongoing,” he said.