Man Kills Wife ,Commits Suicide In Bayelsa


A 46-year-old man, Patrick Markson, on Thursday, allegedly killed his wife, Hannah,  and committed suicide at their residence in the Etegwe area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Patrick, who was working in the Yenagoa Local Government Area, was said to have used a sledgehammer to hit his 35-year-old wife while she was fast asleep on their matrimonial bed.

He, thereafter, allegedly drank an insecticide and slept beside her. However, no suicide note was found in the room.

A family member, Victor Kubor, said Hannah’s husband confided in him a few weeks ago that he had some marital problems.

He said, “I knew they were having issues and two weeks ago he complained to me about some marital issues. I told him that we would see and discuss, but we never did.

“This morning (Thursday), a friend called me that both husband and wife were dead; that Patrick beat the wife to death and drank an insecticide after his action. I’m shocked at the news; who did they leave their six children to? What a world!”

A spokesman for the state police command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident, adding that a team of operatives had removed the corpses.

Butswat said, “Preliminary investigation reveals that one Patrick Markson, 46, a native of Onopa, Yenagoa, attacked and killed his wife, Hannah Markson, with a hammer. Thereafter, he drank a poisonous substance, which led to his death. The hammer and bottle of the insecticide were recovered as exhibits.”


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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