Delta State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man, David Olori, who murdered his 42-year-old wife, Oghogho Olori, in Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Friday, November 11, 2022.
According to the PPRO, police acted on a distress call from the younger brother of the victim who found her dead in their apartment.
The victim’s brother had visited because he had not heard from her for some time but discovered that the door to the apartment was locked.
“On 2/11/2020, the DPO Ozoro received a distress call that on same date, the house of one Oghogho Olori ‘f’ aged 42years was visited by her younger brother who has not heard from her for some time, but he discovered that the door to the apartment was locked from outside which an offensive odour was emitting from the apartment,” the statement read.
“The DPO swiftly mobilized men who broke into the apartment and discovered that the victim has been murdered and the husband was nowhere to be found.
“The Command embarked on a manhunt of the husband who was suspected to have committed the offense.
“Consequently, on 3/11/2022, the husband of the victim reported himself at the Police station and confessed to the crime stating that he murdered her over a disagreement. Investigation is ongoing.”
Meanwhile, a family member of the deceased who craved anonymity, said the suspect and husband of the deceased hailed from Umolo Olomu in Ughelli South Local Government Area.
The source told Vanguard, that the couple had been married for over 15 years and have three daughters ranging from 13 to eight years.
According to the source, the 48-year-old deceased, a native of Owheologbo, was a secondary school teacher with the state government.
It was gathered that the couple were residing at Ellu in Isoko North Area in the house built by the deceased but relocated with the kids to Owheologbo to stay with her mother due to the flood.
“Aghogho and the kids relocated to Owheologbo with the kids to stay with her mum due to the flood which affected her home. She had a disagreement with her husband David, before David travelled to Bayelsa,” the source said.
David returned to meet her at Owheologbo on Saturday, the mother-in-law entertained him, before he and Oghogho returned to Ellu that Saturday.
“Throughout Sunday to Wednesday, Oghogho’s number wasn’t going, only David’s number was ringing but wasn’t he was not picking. So on Wednesday our family members went to Ellu to check what was wrong,”
“On getting there that Wednesday, the door was under lock and key. After several calls to David without picking they decided to look through the window’s net, they tore the net and saw Oghogho on the bed motionless.
“This prompted our family members to break the door only to find Oghogho dead with matchete cut to her neck while sleeping. Our family reported to the police who came to remove the body to the morgue.
“Some of the neighbours said they saw Oghogho last on Sunday, that when they asked David about his wife on Tuesday he said she has gone back to Owheologbo.
“The neighbours said they saw David in the town between Monday and Tuesday but didn’t see the wife again.
“On Thursday someone saw David at Ozoro and alerted the police who tracked him and arrested him. He has been transferred to Asaba now,” the source added.