ODAHIEKWU OGUNDE, Yenagoa
A 46-year-old Bayelsa man, identified as Patrick Markson, has murdered his wife, Hannah, with a hammer in Bayelsa State.
Markson, a native of Onopa, Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state, reportedly took his own life by taking a poisonous substance suspcted to be sniper after killing his wife.
The incident, which led to the deaths of the spouses, took place at their residence at Odede Street, off Tombia-Amassoma road, Yenagoa.
Spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Mr Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident, saying that operatives of the command had evacuated two corpses of the husband and wife.
He stated: “Preliminary investigation reveals that one Patrick Markson ‘m’ 46 years, a native of Onopa, Yenagoa, attacked and killed his wife, Hannah Markson ‘f’ with a hammer. Thereafter, he drank a poisonous substance suspected to be sniper which led to his death.
“Photographs of the scene were taken. The hammer and bottle of the sniper were recovered as exhibits. Investigation is ongoing.”