By Sampson Boroh
The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a police inspector attached to Kaiama Police Division in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state for allegedly shooting his wife to death over a lingering dispute regarding the custody of their children.
The cop identified as Tuddy Warebayigha was said to have shot his wife, Mrs. Charity Tuddy, at a close range following renewed disagreement between the deceased and the apprehended suspect.
Tuddy and his wife, Charity had nine children together.
The deceased, who was a teacher at the State Government Primary School board at Sampou community in the local Government area, was shot twice in the leg and in stomach at close range.
Eyewitnesses told leadership that the incident, which occurred last Monday, threw the entire Sampou community into mourning.
It was gathered that the killer Police Inspector, an indigene of Agorogbene in Delta, is said to have gone berserk demanded for the whereabouts of their children which the deceased woman declined to declare.
“Sampou indigenes that witnessed the incident, said though the couple were no longer together as husband and wife, the Police inspector usually threatened to deal with the wife. As she was on her way home from the farm, her armed and tipsy husband accosted her and demanded for the whereabout of the children.”
“The deceased was not responding to the abuse being rained on her. Her police husband cocked his rifle and shot her in the leg. Other sympathizers’ attempt to grip him from behind and possibly disarm him was met with threat of death. He threatened to kill anyone who intervened.”
“After he shot her in the stomach, he was seen making phone call to another woman, saying “I have shot her” and “I have dealt with her.”
When contacted, the spokesperson of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat confirmed the development, stating that the killer Police Inspector has been arrested and under investigation.
Butswat said, “On 24/02/2020 at about 1350 hours, Inspector Tuddy Warebayigha, serving at Kaima Police Division, Bayelsa State shot his wife, Mrs Charity Francis Tuddy on her way to the farm at Sampou, Kolokuma/ Opukuma Local Government Area, over marital misunderstanding.”
“The victim was immediately rushed to the hospital, where she was confirmed dead. The suspect was arrested and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department for further Investigation. He has been defaulted and if found culpable, will be dismissed and charge to court”.