The Akwa Ibom State Police Command on Wednesday stated it has arrested one Udoh Okon of Mbiakpan Ikot Edim Village of Ibiono Ibom native authorities space of the state who absconded after bathing his spouse with acid.
Okon, Friday final week, reportedly poured acid on his spouse, killing her, over a minor disagreement and fled to an unknown vacation spot.
It was gathered that his spouse was rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Uyo, the state capital, by neighbours, the place she died the next day (Saturday) from extreme acid burns.
Confirming the arrest on Wednesday the command’s Public Relations Officer Odiko Macdon in a press release stated the person was arrested by the police with the help of the youths of the realm and would quickly be prosecuted.
The assertion reads in elements, “The Akwa Ibom State Police Command, via its Operatives at ‘D’ Division, Itam, along with the youths of Mbiakpan Ikot Idem, have arrested one Okon-Abasi Etim Okon ‘m’ of Mbiakpan Ikot Edim, Ibiono Ibom Native Authorities Space.
“Investigation revealed that the suspect poured uncooked acid on his spouse, one Margaret Okon-Abasi Etim ‘f’, aged 40yrs, on 9/10/2020 whereas she was sleeping which led to her demise.
“Throughout interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and shall be charged to courtroom instantly after investigation.”
The assertion referred to as on spouses to resolve household points amicably fairly than resorting to violence.