Woman arrested for having a hand in brutal murder of her husband in Bayelsa

Woman arrested for having a hand in brutal murder of her husband in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested Mrs Eniye Zuokemefa-Peter in connection with the brutal murder of her husband, Enebraye Zuokemefa-Peter, an Ijaw youth leader.

Recall that Enebraye, a lecturer at the Bayelsa State College of Education in Sagbama, was shot dead by unknown gunmen along the old Assembly quarters road in Ekeki area of Yenagoa on Friday, December 5. 

Mrs Zuokemefa-Peter was arrested on Sunday night, December 6, following petitions from the family of the deceased and on the complaint of previous threats to his life during domestic squabbles over issues of infidelity.

A family member, who pleaded anonymity told Nigerian Tribune that the accused wife had on several occasions threatened to kill her husband over allegation of fathering children outside their marriage due to her inability to bear children. 


“The marriage was filled with the turbulent tide with the woman packing out of her matrimonial home on several occasion but they recently made up when he arrived Yenagoa from a study trip abroad,” the family member said.

According to the report by Nigerian Tribune, the deceased was previously attacked by armed men at his home and had told family members and close friends to hold his wife responsible if anything happened to him.


It was gathered that the police are on the trail of some four persons suspected to have killed the lecturer and were last seen driving a red coloured tinted Toyota.

“The vehicle was seen moving suspiciously around the resident of the deceased and were later seen sharing monies at a drinking spot a few meters away from the scene of the crime,” a source said told the publication.

Spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the development said she was arrested based on ‘previous threats’

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