Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have arrested an Octogenarian, Gabriel Ahuwa (84) for allegedly killing his 75–year–old wife in Edo State. The octogenarian…
Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have arrested an Octogenarian, Gabriel Ahuwa (84) for allegedly killing his 75–year–old wife in Edo State.
The octogenarian was alleged to have killed his wife at Aduwawa axis of Benin City, for refusing to have sex with him for years.
He was among the 198 suspects paraded by the command over alleged crimes like; armed robbery. kidnapping unlawful possession of firearms, murder, cultism, the police spokesperson, Chidi Nwabuzor said.
Chidi said one of the suspects, Gabriel Uhuwa, an octogenarian, has been having issue with his wife over sex.
He said the suspect was not remorseful and that he felt what he had done was the best solution to his problem.
Speaking with journalists, Gabriel said his wife refused to have sex with him for a long time.
He said, “My wife is not listening to me, anytime I ask her to come and sleep with me she always declines. We have seven children together five boys and two girls.”
He said he had reported the matter to his children and that one of her daughters came to talk to her but she didn’t listen.
“I reported the matter to my family and her family but she failed to listen to them and continued her old ways and I was hearing information that pastors were sleeping with her.
“Each time I demand sex, either she will tell me she is sick or she has ulcer yet I was hearing rumours that she was sleeping with other men and I don’t have money to patronise sex workers,” he said.
He said following the complaints, his children stopped sending him money as well as picking up his calls, alleging that his late wife poisoned their minds towards him.
“So on Saturday last week in the house, I picked up a cutlass and machete her all over her body. I did it in anger because she is not obeying me and I want people to know of it,” he said.
He, however, said he now regrets killing the woman.
One of his sons, who craved anonymity, denied the allegation of abandoning their father, saying they sent money to him five days ago.