The Police in Rivers State have arrested a man who allegedly butchered his wife at Ikata community, Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state. The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Mohammed Nndabawa, who disclosed this to newsmen in Port harcourt, said nine suspected cultists have also been arrested.
Nndabawa said the suspect, Mr. Udeh Sabastine, allegedly killed his wife, Abigail Sabastine, at 4am, yesterday, after a disagreement.
He said the nine cultists were also picked up in Ahoada East Local Government Area, adding that they had unleashed terror at Ochiyba community in the area before security men swooped on them.
He said one person allegedly lost his life during the activities of the cultists in the council.
He said: “It is, therefore, in this spirit of renewed vigour to stamp out criminality that the Rivers State Police Command effectively brought under control, an ugly incident that threatened the peace in a community in Ahoada.
“At 11.30pm, information was received that cult men had invaded and unleashed terror on Ochiyba community in Ahoada-East council of the state, destroying many property and in the process killing one person.
“Policemen from Ahoada Area Command, assisted by men of Joint Task Force, JTF, swiftly mobilised and cordoned off the area.”