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Delta: Man Allegedly Machetes Wife To Death After Flood Displaced Family


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The Delta State Police has apprehended one David Olori at Ozoro over the murder of his wife, Oghogho Olori, days after fleeing from the scene of crime.

A family member who craved anonymity told Vanguard that the suspect hailed from Umolo Olomu in Ughelli South Local Government Area.

The source revealed that the couple have been married for over 15 years and have three daughters ranging from 13 to eight years.

The couple, before the flood, were residing at Ellu in Isoko North Area in the house built by the deceased but relocated with the kids to Owheologbo to stay with the mother after the flood hit their home.

According to the source, “Aghogho and kids relocated to Owheologbo with the kids to stay with her mum due to the flood which affected her home.

“She had disagreement with her husband David, before David travelled to Bayelsa.

“David returned to meet her at Owheologbo on Saturday, the mother-in-law entertained him, before he and Oghogho returned to Ellu that Saturday.

“Throughout Sunday to Wednesday, Oghogho’s number wasn’t going, only David number was ringing but wasn’t he was not picking. So on Wednesday our family members went to Ellu to check what was wrong.

“On getting there that Wednesday, the door was under lock and key. After several calls to David without picking they decided to look through the window’s net, they tore the net and saw Oghogho on the bed motionless.

The source stated that the sight of Oghogho lying on the bed prompted the family members to break the door open only to find her dead with matchet cut to her neck while sleeping.

They immediately informed the police of the unfortunate incident.

After receiving the distress call, the security personnels visited the scene and took Aghogho’s body to the morgue.

The family members were told by some neighbors that they saw Oghogho last on Sunday and when they asked David about his wife on Tuesday he said she has gone back to Owheologbo.

The neighbours said they saw David in the town between Monday and Tuesday but didn’t see the wife again.

“On Thursday someone saw David at Ozoro and alerted the police who tracked him and arrested him.

“He has been transferred to Asaba now” the source added.

Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, in a text message, confirmed the arrest of the suspect to the aforementioned publication.

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