Mrs. Eniye Peter, a housewife has been arrested by the operatives of the Bayelsa State Police Command over alleged complicity in the last weekend killing of her husband Enebraye Zuokemefa Peter.
The deceased was a lecturer at the Bayelsa College of Education in Sagbama in the state.
Mrs. Peter arrested was carried out on Sunday night, based on petitions from the deceased family and complaint of previous threats to his life during domestic squabbles on alleges infidelity and having two children from another woman outside marriage.
SaharaReporters learnt that the deceased was shot three times by unknown gunmen in a redon Friday after transacting business at a Point-of-Sale (POS) along the old Assembly quarters road in Ekeki area of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
A family member, who pleaded anonymity said that the accused wife had on several occasion threatened to kill her husband over allegation of fathering children outside their marriage due to her inability to bear him a child, ‘the marriage is filled with the turbulent tide with the woman packing out of her matrimonial home on several occasion but they recently made up when he arrived Yenagoa from a study trip abroad.’
It was also gathered that the deceased lecturer had in the past came under armed attack at his home by unknown gunmen, ‘he was always heard telling family members and close friends to hold his wife responsible if anything happened to him.’’
Also, It was gathered yesterday that the police are on the trail of some four persons suspected to have killed the university lecturer and were last seen driving a red coloured tinted Toyota.
’’the vehicle was seen moving suspiciously around the resident of the deceased and were later seen sharing monies at a drinking spot few meters away from the scene of the crime.’’
The state Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the arrest but said she was arrested based on ‘previous threats’.