A man name Udoh Okon of Mbiakpan Ikot Edim village of Ibiono Ibom local government area of the state arrested by Akwa Ibom State Police Command on Wednesday after he bathed his wife with acid.
Report claims that this incident happened on Friday last week, as Okon reportedly poured acid on his wife, killing her, because of a minor disagreement and fled to an unknown destination after the incident.
Okon’s wife was rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Uyo, the state capital, by neighbours, but she died the following day which is on Saturday from acid burns, report says.
But Okon got arrested on Wednesday with the help of the youths of the area, command’s Public Relations Officer Odiko Macdon said in a statement.
The statement reads:
“The Akwa Ibom State Police Command, through its Operatives at ‘D’ Division, Itam, in conjunction with the youths of Mbiakpan Ikot Idem, have arrested one Okon-Abasi Etim Okon ‘m’ of Mbiakpan Ikot Edim, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area.
“Investigation revealed that the suspect poured raw acid on his wife, one Margaret Okon-Abasi Etim ‘f’, aged 40yrs, on 9/10/2020 while she was sleeping which led to her death.
After the interrogation, Okon confessed to the police and will be charged to court immediately.