Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Butchered Wife


Men of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested a man who allegedly butchered his wife at Ikata community, Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state.

Disclosing this to newsmen in Port Harcourt, the state Police Commissioner, Mr. Mohammed Nndabawa said nine suspected cultists have also been arrested.

Nndabawa said the suspect, Mr. Udeh Sabastine, allegedly killed his wife, Abigail Sabastine, at 4 am, yesterday, after a disagreement, while the nine cultists were also picked up in Ahoada East Local Government Area, adding that they had unleashed terror at Ochiyba community in the area before security men swooped on them.

“It is, therefore, in this spirit of renewed vigour to stamp out criminality that the Rivers State Police Command effectively brought under control, an ugly incident that threatened the peace in a community in Ahoada.

“At 11.30pm, information was received that cult men had invaded and unleashed terror on Ochiyba community in Ahoada-East council of the state, destroying many property and in the process killing one person.

“Policemen from Ahoada Area Command, assisted by men of Joint Task Force, JTF, swiftly mobilised and cordoned off the area,” he said.

Nndabawa said investigation into the death of Abigail Sabastine has commenced fully while her husband who allegedly kill her remain in custody. Details of the police’s progress in their investigation he said will be made available in due course.