A 56-year-old man, Christopher Chiabata, was resuscitated by neighbours after an attempt at committing suicide by drinking deadly pesticide, Sniper after killing his wife by hitting her with a pestle on the head.
Chiabata, according to the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli, killed his wife in Onuebum Community in Ogbia Local Government Area of the state and attempted to commit suicide so as to evade arrest.
Okoli said: “The suspect, on February 28, 2021, at about 0200hrs hit his wife with a pestle on her head over a domestic argument at Onuebum Community in Ogbia Local Government Area of the state. The wife, who was bleeding profusely, was rushed to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital where she was later confirmed dead.
“The suspect, after realising that he has committed murder, took sniper to commit suicide. He was rescued by neighbours, resuscitated and arrested. He has confessed to the crime. An investigation is ongoing.”