Retired Soldier Murders Wife And hacks son with machete in a bid to marry his mistress
The sleepy community of Igarra in Akoko –Edo local government area of Edo State was thrown into mourning on Thursday following the gruesome murder of Mrs. Onyonishoyi Ukana by her husband, a retired Warrant officer, (WO 2), of the Nigerian Army, Shakede Ukana, over his insistence on marrying his longtime mistress.
Ukana reportedly macheted his wife at about 1.00am in the early hours of Thursday morning, dismembering her body in a reminiscent of horror movie scene.
Sources close to the family said the 18- year old son of Shakede whose name could be ascertained at the time of filing in this report also sustained several machete cut in an attempt to rescue his mother when she was attacked by her husband.
The son, who was woken up by “shout of help” from his dying mother reportedly raised an alarm which attracted neighbours , but the retired soldier had already butchered his wife before helps could come.
His son was reported to have raised an alarm which attracted neighbours in the night when he was woken up by the shout of his mother as she was being butchered by his father.
It was gathered that the couple have been engulfed in a running battle over the man’s resolve to formally marry his age long mistress. It was learnt that the deceased had strongly objected to the plans which had always led to fight in the house.
It was also learnt that several attempts made by family members and friends in resolving the crisis hit a brick walk.
The remains of the body of late Mrs Ukana is said to have been deposited at a private mortuary in Igarra, while the accused Mr Shakede is currently in the custody of the police.
The Edo State Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Moses Eguavoen said the command will investigate the matter which he described as barbaric and unacceptable.