murdered his wife Onyinye Eze, an employee of Globacom Nigeria Limited
few months after their court registry in Bayelsa State.
It was gathered that on August 16, 2017, Akpata, from Delta
State, allegedly strangled his 33-year-old new wife with the cords of a
pressing iron before stabbing her to death with a knife.
colleagues at Glo, identified as Moses Awo made a report at Ekeki Police
Division in Yenagoa when the woman didn’t show up at work.
Onyinye’s house, located behind Fido Water Company in Kpansia area of
Yenagoa and discovered that the apartment was locked.
some policemen to the deceased’s house. They forced the door open, and
found Onyinye lying dead in a pool of blood.
at the state command’s headquarters, the Commissioner of Police, Mr.
Asuquo Amba, said his operatives discovered that Onyinye’s room was
scattered and that she lay dead facing down in a pool of blood.
included a pair of knickers, a pair of canvas, shoes, one damaged
pressing iron, a jeans jacket, a pen knife, a pink singlet, a Nokia
phone and a damaged wristwatch.
and body revealed that she was probably strangled and then stabbed to
investigations revealed that the suspect absconded to Ghana after the
murder, but returned to Badagry, Lagos State, a few days after.
arrested in Badagry on September 1 and brought to Bayelsa the same day.
interrogation, he agreed that he actually killed the lady. He said the
lady (Onyinye) attacked him because of a certain text messages he saw on
claimed to be a Bishop; he mentioned some few churches. We also knew
that he was involved in a case that had to do with murder, either as a
witness or a suspect.
Australia. They show that he must have jumped bail because of certain
criminal matters in Australia.”
serving various jail terms in Australian prisons such as Mount Gambier
Prison between September 2008 and August 2009; and also in Maribyrnong
Immigration Detention Centre, Melbourne, among others.
He said investigation had been intensified and the suspect would be charged to court soon.