Police Inspector Arrested for Killing Wife

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.

Asinim said,

“On 24/02/2020 at about 1:50PM, Inspector Tuddy Warebayigha, serving at Kaima Police Division, Bayelsa State shot his wife, Mrs Charity Francis Tuddy on her way to the farm at Sampou, Kolokuma/ Opukuma Local Government Area, over marital misunderstanding”.

“The victim was immediately rushed to the hospital, where she was confirmed dead. The suspect was arrested and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department for further Investigation. He has been defaulted and if found culpable, will be dismissed and charge to court.”

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