By Juliana Agbo, Benue
A lecturer has been allegedly murdered by his wife, in connivance with her siblings over alleged extra marital affairs.
The deceased who taught in the Theatre Arts Department of the College of Education Oju in Benue state, Godwin Abuul, went missing in Gboko after returning from Oju where he lectured at the state owned College of Education.
He was killed and dumped by his murderers at River Katsina-Ala, according to a family source that crave anonymity.
Narrating the story he said: “He travels weekly from here in Gboko to Oju to lecture after which he returns to Gboko, to spend his weekend with his wife and two children.
“Unfortunately, two weeks ago he returned from Oju and said he was traveling to Katsina/Ala on a private visit, that was the last we heard of him.
“His disappearance was reported to the Police who since then have been combing the entire state in search of his whereabouts.
“Luckily, just two days ago, the cloth he wore the last day he was seen by people was found with a young man who was immediately arrested by the Police in Gboko.”
He further said the culprit confessed after he has been interogated by the Police, how the missing lecturer was allegedly killed by his wife in connivance with her siblings.
“His confession triggered the arrest of several persons including the wife of the deceased and all those mentioned in the saga, by the Police in Gboko, though the matter has been transferred to the Command Headquarters in Makurdi for further investigations,” he said.
Continuing, the source said: “ his wife has confessed all she knew about the matter to the Police. We learned that she alleged that her brothers beat her husband up because he was involved in extra marital affairs, but not with the intention to kill him.
“After killing him, they allegedly dumped his body in River Katsina/Ala and also went ahead to sell his Honda car to an innocent buyer for the sum of N650,000 and of that sum, the wife of the murdered lecturer was given the sum of N400, 000 as her share of the proceed. Up till this moment, his remains has not been found by his family and friends.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu who confirmed the incident when contacted, said he was yet to get full details of the matter.
The Police PRO confirmed that he knew about the incident, but could not ascertain the role the dead man’s wife played in his murder.
He said he was expecting the full details from the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, because the suspects are yet to arrive Makurdi.