Church elder butchers wife in their children’s presence in Uyo, dumps her body at refuse dump  


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The Akwa Ibom State police has arrested a man, Mr. Sunday Akpan of Eda Street, Uyo, for killing his wife, Mrs. Martha Akpan. He was also said to have dumped her remains in a rubbish dump. 

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According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, investigation revealed that the incident occurred on October 11. He explained that Akpan had a misunderstanding with his wife, which led to a fight on the day. 

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“After a tip-off, the command arrested one Sunday Akpan, an elder in the Light of the World Mission Church, Oron Road, Uyo, for the murder of his wife, one Martha. 

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The suspect, at midnight, went further by using a machete to cut the remains of his wife into pieces; he gathered them in two sacks, put the sacks in a wheelbarrow and disposed them of in a rubbish dump close to the NDLEA’s office, off Nwaniba Road, Uyo,” Elkana said. 

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The police spokesman said the suspect perpetrated the act in the presence of his three children, who later reported the incident to the police. “The suspect has owned up to the crime and investigation is ongoing,” the PPRO added.

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