A Police Inspector identified as Tuddy Warebayigha has been nabbed for killing his wife over prolonged dispute on custody of some of their children .
Mr. Warebayigha is an Inspector with the Kaima Police Division in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The killing of Mrs. Charity Warebayigha came as a shock to many who know her. Her husband is known by neighbor’s to be erratic and a heavy alcoholic.
Sources close to the deceased said the inspector and his late wife were no longer together, probably due to the man’s lifestyle. She continued that the alcohol-induced man attacked his ex wife on her way to the farm demanding the whereabouts of some of their children.
The source who spoke under conditions of anonymity added, “The deceased did not react to all the abuses by her husband. Her police husband cocked his rifle and shot her in the leg. Other sympathizers attempted to grip him from behind and possibly disarm him but failed. He threatened to kill anyone who intervened. After he shot her in the stomach, he was seen making phone call to an unknown person boasting that he had shot her and taught her a lesson”.
In his response to journalists, Mr. Butswat Asinim who is the Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident.