A 29-year-old man has been arrested after he killed his landlady who also his lover because she was angry that he got married.
A 29-year-old welder, Ugochukwu Arugo, has been arrested by the Rivers State Police Command for allegedly killing his landlady who was also his lover because she was angry with him for marrying a new wife.
The state police command, in a statement, said Arugo beat his lover who is also his landlady, Mrs. Ngozi Igwe, to death with a pestle in the Aluu community in Ikwerre Local Government area of the state because she was jealous of his wife.
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Arugo who made a confession while he was being paraded at the state command headquarters in Port Harcourt, the state capital, said he and the deceased who is a widow, had been having a sexual relationship after her husband died but when he decided to end it and get himself a wife, Igwe got mad and attacked him.
The suspect, a native of Isi-Ala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, narrated that Igwe was not happy that he had the guts to get married to a younger woman and brought her to the house when he knew that she still loved him.
The state Police Commissioner, CP Ahmed Zaki, said the trouble started for Arugo and his older lover when he (Arugo) went to his village, married a wife and brought her to live with him.
While confessing, the suspect said:
“I am here because I committed a crime. I am 29-years-old. I did it unknowingly and I never knew it will be like this. It is my landlady whom I was dating in Aluu Community that I killed.
When I went to my village and got married, I brought my wife to the yard and my landlady started quarreling me. She asked why I should get married without informing her. I started having problems with her because of my wife. I did not let my wife know about it.
The last time we had the problem was in the night. As we were quarreling, I used a pestle and hit her head and she fell down and died.”
CP Zaki said the suspect would be charged to court after investigations by the police.
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