BY AGNES NWORIE, ABAKALIKI
A married man, Shedrack Nwibo, has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing the suspected lover of Olamma, his wife, when he caught them making love in their matrimonial home.
The late secret lover, Simon Aleke, was said to have visited Olamma in her husband’s house after Shedrack informed the wife that he was travelling.
Shedrack, a resident of Ndiechi Onuebonyi in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, reportedly caught his wife and her secret lover red handed making love as the husband cut short his trip to Abuja.
He allegedly killed Aleke and dumped his body in a bush in a neighbouring community.
The police later discovered the decomposing corpse of Aleke and after investigation, the couple, Shedrack and Olamma Nwibo, were arrested.
They were both arraigned before a high court sitting in Abakaliki for the alleged murder of Aleke.
Olamma Nwibo, a mother of seven children, had been suspected by her husband of having secret love affairs with the deceased. He was said to have baited the wife by telling her that he was traveling to Abuja for business on May 23, 2020 but returned after some hours.
The bubble burst as he reportedly caught the duo in the act on their matrimonial bed while his youngest baby was left crying in the living room.
Shedrack was said to have killed Aleke in a moment of rage. He was then said to have put the remains of the deceased in the boot of his Toyota Camry car with registration number SKA 509 AA and dumped it in Nkweagu community in Abakaliki Local Government Area of the state.
Days later, the police found the car with the decayed body in the trunk. The couple was apprehended when the car was traced to them.
On November 7, 2022 when the matter came up in court for hearing, the second defendant (Olamma) told the court that the deceased collected her number in 2013 when he came to fix her husband’s computer and asked her out.
The couple is said to have committed an offence punishable under Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Cap 33, Volume 1 Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria, 2009.
The presiding judge, Justice Chinyere Ken-Ezeh, adjourned the matter till November 28 for continuation of trial.