Man kills spouse, commits suicide in Cross River

A middle-aged man often known as Akpan has allegedly shot his spouse to loss of life for committing adultery.

Akpan who additionally dedicated suicide by hanging himself on a tree accused his spouse of sleeping with one other man.

Talking with newsmen, an eyewitness who pleaded for anonymity stated “The person (Akpan) has been suspecting the spouse for a very long time and had repeatedly warned that the day he’ll catch her red-handed, he’ll train her the lesson of her life – we by no means knew the lesson was to ship her to her grave.

“On this tragic day at Bashua neighborhood in Boki Native Authorities Space of Cross River State, the person introduced out a gun after a sequence of arguments in regards to the act and shot his spouse to loss of life.

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“It’s not as if he caught her within the act, it was merely a suspicion”, the supply stated including “that after Akpan killed his spouse, he ran away and hung himself within the forest and was found by the villagers on Monday, September 28, 2020.

“After taking pictures his spouse to loss of life, he (Akpan) ran away when the villagers began searching for him. That’s how he hung himself within the bush after they later found him on Monday”, the supply added.

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It was gathered that late Akpan was buried on the suicide spot by the villagers who stated it’s a taboo to commit suicide within the land.

Late Akpan and his spouse have 5 kids, all boys and are from Akwa Ibom State

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Cross River State, DSP, Irene Ugbo, stated she was yet-to-be briefed on the incident, saying she would converse with the DPO of the realm for affirmation.

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