The Gboko community in Benue State was thrown into a state of shock after a woman (names withheld) with the help of her siblings allegedly killed her husband for having extra marital affairs.
Reports also say that the body of the deceased, Godwin Abuul- a lecturer in the Theatre Arts Department of the College of Education Oju in Benue state, who went missing about two weeks ago was also dumped in River Katsina/Ala after he was killed.
Narrating the story, a family member of the deceased who pleaded anonymity said eyebrows were raised when Godwin went missing in Gboko where he lectured at the state owned College of Education.
“Goddy used to lecture at the College of Education in Oju. He travels weekly from here in Gboko to Oju to lecture after which he returns to Gboko to spend his weekend with his wife and two children.
“Unfortunately, two weeks ago he returned from Oju and said he was traveling to Katsina/Ala on a private visit, that was the last we heard of him.
“His disappearance was reported to the Police who since then have been combing the entire state in search of his whereabouts.
“Luckily, just two days ago, the cloth he wore the last day anybody saw him was found with a young man who was immediately arrested by the Police in Gboko.
“Upon interrogation the young man confessed to the Police how the missing lecturer was allegedly killed by his wife in connivance with her siblings.
“His confession triggered the arrest of several persons including the wife of the deceased and mother of his two children and all those mentioned in the saga, by the Police in Gboko, though the matter has been transferred to the Command Headquarters in Makurdi for further investigations.”
The family source also informed that Godwin’s wife has confessed to the crime; “already his wife has confessed all she knows about the matter to the Police. We learned that she alleged that her brothers beat her husband up because he was involved in extra marital affairs, but not with the intention to kill him.
“After killing him, they allegedly dumped his body in River Katsina/Ala and also went ahead to sell his Honda car to an innocent buyer for the sum of N650,000 and of that sum, the wife of the murdered lecturer was given the sum of N400, 000 as her share of the proceed.
“As I speak with you, the Police and local divers are still combing River Katsina/Ala to locate the remains of the Goddy (the deceased) but we very much doubt if his remains would be seen because the fishes must have feasted on it.” The family source said.
Confirming the incident, ASP, Moses Yamu said he was yet to get full details on the matter.
“Yes I know of the matter but I’m yet to get the full details of the matter from the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, because the suspects are yet to arrive Makurdi.
“At this moment I cannot confirm that the wife of the deceased was behind his murder until the details are made available to me.” Yamu said.
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