60-year-old Ghanaian man kills wife, self in Oyo State

A 60-year-old Ghanaian man, identified as Bonga Augustus, reportedly killed himself on Thursday shortly after killing his wife with an axe.

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It was gathered that the 60-year-old Ghanaian man, a farmer who married to his wife Margaret from Benue state, killed her after an argument at their home in Baba Ijebu Village, Akanran, Ona Ara council area of Ibadan, Oyo State.

Bonga who went into a rage after the argument, used the axe on his wife and then turned on his stepdaughter who survived with serious injuries before using the axe to kill himself.

“They were hard working couple who looked good living together. From what we knew, they did not always quarrel. People knew them as a happy couple in the community. But in the middle of the night, we were awoken by a scream from the couple’s room. By the time we were able to intervene, he had used an axe to injure his wife.

“We could not safe her because he threatened to attack us with the axe. The woman’s intestine protruded. When the stepdaughter moved close to the man, he also stabbed her with the axe. She was injured in the face and spinal cord. A little while after, the woman died. We prevented the husband from running away. Knowing that he had been overpowered, he ripped his stomach open with the axe. He was taken to the Akanran Police Station where he died. The stepdaughter was later taken to a hospital for treatment.” a neighbor told Punch

It was learnt that the injured stepdaughter, a 16-year-old girl, was preparing for her final secondary school examination before the incident. Confirming the sad incident, the state police command spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said investigation had already begun to unravel what led to the tragedy.

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