Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Husband beat wife to death

A Gboko based tanker driver,Mr. Terkaa Ushir of
Tse Abuul, Ushongo local government area of
Benue State yesterday allegedly beat and axed
down his wife, Mrs. Lucy Wasem (29 years) to
The father of the deceased, Mr. Daniel Ahura
Akighir of No. 42 OSU Kyambe street, Gboko
East, told World Link Newspaper that “Last friday
,my son Inlaw, Mr. Terkaa of Joseph of Tia
street, Gboko North and his wife (my daughter)
came to my house for counseling and settlement
over their matrimonial issues, but after a long
discussion my daughter refused to return to her
husband’s house.
According to her, the husband’s recent odd
behaviors were a threat to her life”.
Mr. Akighir (68) Who is an indigene of Tsambe,
Kunav, in Vandekya LGA of Benue state
explained further that, ” yesterday, My daughter,
Wasem who came back from morning mass and
told us (me and her mother) that, her husband,
Terkaa invited her for settlement and we were
glad hence was our desire for their reunion”.
The tearful Akighir stated further that, ” an
eyewitness told me that (on reaching there, her
husband locked her in their one room apartment,
beat, strangled and axed my daughter to death.
Neighbors attempts to save my daughter proved
abortive as the door was locked and bugle
The bereaved father also told this medium that,
after ensuring the death of his wife, Mr. Terkaa
escaped through the back window. After several
attempts, the door was forced open only to
discovered the lifeless body of Wasem under the
mattress with deep cuts on her neck, head in
pool of blood. Two axes and hammer were found
in the room stained with blood.
According to the bereaved family, the body of
Late. Mrs. Wasem Terkaa has since been
deposited in a mortuary at the General Hospital
Gboko,while the case has been reported at the
Gboko Police “A” Division while the accused
father has been put behind the counter to get
more information of where about his son.
When contacted, the DPO in charge of A Division,
ASP Amodu Yahaya declined comments as
according to him only the state PPRO can
address the press on the issue.
Late Wasem Terkaa Ushir is survived by two
children, both parents, five siblings and husband

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