A 40 years outdated man, Patrick Markson, has thrown the residents of Odede Street, off Tombia Amassoma highway in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, right into a mournful temper after he killed his spouse with a sledge hammer and thereafter dedicated suicide.
The incident occurred on Thursday morning.
The deceased Markson, who was recognized as a civil servant working with the Yenagoa Local Government Area Council, reportedly hit the spouse’s head with a sledged hammer whereas in her deep sleep, and watched her bleed to dying.
He thereafter drank toxic substances suspected to be a harmful insecticide often known as Sniper and lay near the bleeding corpse of his spouse and died.
The 35 years outdated spouse, merely recognized as Hannah Markson, is from the Okotiama neighborhood in Gbarain Clan, Yenagoa, the state capital.
SaharaReporters gathered that the deceased couple, who had six kids collectively, had been having marital points for some weeks now and couldn’t resolve them.
Some relations claimed the dispute bothered on cash realised from a contract handed to the husband by a few of his spouse’s kinfolk.
The elder sister to the deceased spouse, Mrs Boufuru Timipre, described her sister as mild and had no time for conflicts, “Yesterday we were frying garri, and the husband called me that he wanted to speak with my sister if we were together, and I told him that when I got to where she was, I would pass the message.
“On reaching her, I told her and immediately we tried reaching him but we couldn’t, later he called again but I had left where she was. So, he told me to tell her to bring garri for home use.
“This morning, the son called me that the mum was seen dead and he wanted me to come. The dad too was dead. So when I got to their house I went straight to the room, and I saw them both lying on the bed dead, but I noticed a can of snipper by the bed and a big hammer.”
A compound Chief and the top of Aputu household, Chief Anthony Jacob, mentioned he was shocked by the event, saying it’s a unhappy growth.
When contacted, the spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the event mentioned the corpses of the deceased couple had been evacuated and deposited on the mortuary.