April 24, 2024

Police recover remains of man who murdered wife, died by suicide in Yenagoa


Nathan Tamarapreye, Yenagoa

The Police in Bayelsa said they were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a couple whose remains have been recovered in their residence in Yenagoa.

SP Asinim Butswat, Spokesman for the Police in Bayelsa disclosed that preliminary findings suggest that the husband may have killed the wife and committed suicide.

“Operatives of the Bayelsa State Police Command have evacuated two corpses of a husband and wife at Odede Street, off Tombia- Amassoma road, Yenagoa.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that one Patrick Markson ‘m’ 46 years, a native of Onopa, Yenagoa, attacked and killed his wife, Hannah Markson with a hammer.

“Thereafter drank a poisonous substance suspected to be sniper which led to his death.

“Photograph of the scene were taken, the hammer and bottle of the sniper were recovered as exhibits. Investigation is ongoing,” Butswat said.

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