Bayesia: Man kills wife, commits suicide



The police in Bayelsa State on Saturday said a man, Patrick Markson, 46, had killed his wife with a hammer in the state capital, Yenagoa.

The man also reportedly drank a poisonous substance and died thereafter.

A statement by spokesperson for the state command, SP Asinim Butswat, said their corpses had been moved from their home on Odede Street off Tombia-Amassoma Road in Yenagoa.



It reads: “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 ‘f’ 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.”