returnee, Stephen Ogho-Oghene Akpata, has been arrested by the police
in Bayelsa State for killing his wife an employee of Glo, Onyinye, after
making love to her for about an hour. . Akpata, who confessed to
killing her, following suspicion of infidelity, was arrested in Lagos
following his failed attempt to flee to Ghana.
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Amba Asuquo, said the incident was first
reported to the police on August 16, when one Moses Awo complained that
Onyinye, 33, failed to report to her place of work. .Asuquo said a
police team, who went to the apartment found the body of the deceased,
who hailed from Abia State, in the pool of her blood. .
said: “We recovered three quarter knickers from the scene.” On how the
deceased was killed, Asuquo said: “Marks of violence on the deceased’s
head, face, neck and body revealed that the deceased was strangled with
the pressing iron and its coil tied round her neck and stabbed with a
knife to her death”. .
how the police cracked the crime, he said: “The three quarter knickers
had blood stains. We tried to find out who was with the girl because we
know that she had just contracted a registry marriage with Akpata.We got
in touch with him and he gave us the impression that he was out of
town. But he was plotting his own escape. We found out that prior to the
incident, he had expended much money on the girl. They were moving from
one hotel to the other.
we got in touch to some of the hotels that he had lodged. We observed
he didn’t own a car since he came in from Australia. We identified the
taxis that were extending services to him. .We got one of the taxi
drivers and he confirmed that he had seen the man wearing the same
knickers. Some of the hotels confirmed they had seen the man wearing the
he said he was in Lagos, we suspected that Ghana or Republic of Benin
was the likely destinations for him.We got in touch with the embassies.
He actually slept in Ghanaian Embassy but he later escaped back to
Badagry where he was arrested.”