The police in Rivers State have said they have arrested a man in Ikata community, Ahoada-East Local Government Area of the state for killing his wife with a machete following a disagreement.
The Rivers state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Indabawa, told journalists in Port Harcourt yesterday that the man, identified as Udeh Sebastian, following a previous disagreement with his wife, Abigail, killed her with a machete at about 4:30am yesterday.
He said Udeh was arrested from Ikata community in Ahoada-East local government area of the state, adding that he had since been taken over by the State’s Criminal Investigations Department (SCID) for further investigations.
He also said the command had arrested nine suspected cultists from the same Ahoada-East for unleashing terror on a community during which operation a man was killed.
Indabawa said the arrested suspected cultists had killed one James Okpara when they attacked Ochiyba community, a neighbour community of Ikata.
He said the police was able to bring the situation in the community under control with the assistance of the men of the Joint Task Force (JTF).
He said there was improved security situation in the state during the festive season and said the police were poised to sustain the tempo.
According to him, “It is therefore in this spirit of renewed vigour to stamp out criminality that on January 1, 2013, the Rivers state police command effectively brought under control an ugly incident that threatened the peace in a community in Ahoada.
“Yesterday, at about 1130hours information was received that cult men had invaded and unleashed terror on Ochiyba community in Ahoada-East local government area of Rivers state, destroyed several properties and in the process killed one James Okpara.
“Policemen from Ahoada area command, assisted by men of the Joint Task Force (JTF), swiftly mobilised and cordoned off the area. The search which followed produced nine arrests.”
He listed the names of those arrested Godday Robinson, Nwineke Sunny, Richman Obasi, Wisdom Richard, Agi Emmanuel, Akajiaku Richard, Ogbunike Edward, Godstime Francis and ThankGod Okpara.