Monday, August 5, 2019

Man kills brother-in-law after argument with wife

Residents of the  Local Government Area of Delta State, are mourning the alleged killing of a man identified simply as Pius by his sister’s husband over infidelity.

The fleeing suspect, whose identity is still unknown, was reported to have shot his brother-in-law following an altercation that ensued between the couple over the infidelity allegation.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Saturday.

It was learnt that the fleeing husband shot the deceased in one of his eyes and Pius died on the spot.

Sources told our correspondent on Sunday that the deceased was a younger brother to the man’s wife.

Trouble reportedly started when the man accused his wife of infidelity, a situation that resulted in heated argument between the couple.

In the heat of the argument, the wife reportedly left her matrimonial home to her mother’s place.

While the wife, whose name could not also be ascertained at the time of filing this report, was still at her mother’s home, the husband reportedly visited his mother-in-law’s place and demanded that his wife should return home with him, which caused another round of argument.

The wife’s young brother, however, objected to the demand. The incident later snowballed into an argument between the man and his in-laws.

A resident of the area, who pleaded anonymity, told Punch correspondent, “The man felt enraged because his wife’s younger brother insulted him over the quarrel with his wife. The man, being a hunter, returned the following morning with a gun and shot Pius in the left eye. Pius died on the spot.

“The suspect also attempted shooting the wife and her mum, but there were no more cartridges in the gun.”

As a result of the incident, youths in the area mobilised and burnt down two bungalows belonging to the suspect and his brother.

The suspect’s brother was alleged to be having an affair with the runaway wife of the man.

Sources told Punch correspondent that the woman denied sleeping with her husband’s brother.

A police officer from the Sapele Area Command confirmed the development, saying the wife did not mention the husband’s brother as the person she was having an affair with.

Meanwhile, the Delta State Police Command said it had launched a manhunt for the fleeing man and investigation into the incident had commenced.