Man kills wife, 2 sons in Edo over alleged infidelity

Man kills wife, 2 sons in Edo over alleged infidelity

- A woman and her two sons have been shot dead by her husband over infidelity

- The suspect said his wife accused him of having girlfriends and threatened to retaliate by going out with other men

- Uwaila reportedly shot through the door into the room where his wife and children ran into for safety after an argument

A 35-year-old man suspect, identified as Uwaila, on Sunday shot dead his wife and two sons in Edo, accusing her of infidelity.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident happened at Ovbiogie village in Ovia North East local government area of the state.

The commissioner of police in the state, Hakeem Odumosun, who visited the scene of the incident, promised that the suspect would be charged to court after the conclusion of investigation into the case.

The suspect was said to have shot through the door into the room where his wife and children ran into for safety and locked themselves in, following an argument.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) also reports that residents of the community wailed almost uncontrollably when officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) came to evacuate the corpses.

Narrating what happened, the suspect who was in police custody, said his wife accused him of having girlfriends and threatened to retaliate by going out with other men.

Uwaila said he drove out of the house in anger and came back to see that his wife locked herself and his sons inside one of the rooms. The suspect said he shot through the door, adding that in the process, the bullet hit them on the bed.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that the absence of prosecution witness on Monday, March 19, stalled the continuation of trial in the alleged murder case filed against Maryam Sanda, and three others before Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court, Jabi.

NAN reports that the other defendants are: Maimuna Aliyu, Maryam’s mother, Aliyu Sanda, the brother and Sadiya Aminu, the housemaid.

The other three defendants were accused of aiding Maryam in carrying out the alleged murder of Bilyaminu Bello, the son of a former PDP Chairman, Haliru Bello, on Nov. 19, 2017.

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