The estranged wife of late High Chief Kingsley Chukwu of Mgbuosimini community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas of Rivers State, Mrs Onyekasi Chukwu has confessed to masterminding the killing of her husband, following his purported move to marry another woman who was already allegedly pregnant for him.
The suspect was said to have confessed before the police at the
homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
that she and her brother, now at large, took the assassins to the house.
One of the suspects, who was arrested shortly after the incident
around the federal Housing Estate, Agip by 1.00am last Thursday with
blood stains, told the police that the deceased was drugged by his wife
before their arrival for the operation.
He said that this made it easy for them to kill him without
resistance. His confession was said to have led to the arrest of the
prime suspect, Mrs Onyekasi Chukwu. Meanwhile, the eldest daughter of
the deceased, Miss Chile Anne Chukwu, says she is ashamed that her
mother and her family members could be involved in the killing of her
Speaking in an interview with The Tide, Miss Chile who said that, she
heard of the incident, while processing her admission in a tertiary
institution at Cotonou, Republic of Benin, describing the act as cruel
She also denied that her father planned to marry a second wife, as no
such thing was made known to the family. She added, however that even
if her father planned to take a second wife, it did not justify the
action of her mother to kill him.
Also speaking, the senior brother of the deceased, Mr Fyneface
Chukwu, who narrated that he was woken up from sleep by his late
brother’s wife around 1.00am, denied that it was a robbery attack.
He said that on rushing to the house, he saw the mutilated body of
his brother lying in a pool of blood, noting that it was at this point
that he called the police.
Mr Fyneface, called for thorough investigation by the police to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the deceased.
When contacted on phone, the state Police Public Relations Officer
(PPRO), Mr Ben Ugwuegbulam said he was yet to be briefed on the
incident, and promised to call back.
It would be recalled that, Chief Kingsley Chukwu, a senior staff of
Nigerian Agip Oil Company was allegedly killed by assassins in his house
at Mgbuosimini in the early hours of last Thursday.