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Bayelsa: Man kills, buries wife in kitchen

A 30-year-old man identified as Monday Uwem has killed his 26-year-old wife in Akassa, Brass Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

It was gathered that Uwem allegedly murdered his wife and buried her remains in a shallow grave he dug in their kitchen.

The incident, which occurred at Aparama Fishing Camp, was said to have unsettled the area.

Neighbours were said to have uncovered the crime, apprehended the man and handed him over to the police.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Butswat Asinim, confirmed the development saying the suspect confessed to the crime.

He said: “Investigation has commenced into the murder of one Blessing Menaboo ‘f’ 26 years, a resident of Aparama Fishing Camp, Okumbiri Town, Akassa, Brass Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

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“The deceased was allegedly killed by her husband one Monday Uwem 30 years, at their residence at Aparama Fishing Camp and buried her body in a shallow grave in their kitchen.

“The suspect who confessed to the crime was arrested and detained for further interrogation and Investigation”.

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