Ukachukwu Christopher, who claimed to be a pastor, has allegedly killed his 40-year-old wife, Patience, and buried her body in a shallow grave in a compound in Ikot Abia village in Eket council area of Akwa Ibom State.
Ukachukwu, 49, said to be the general overseer of Omega World Global Ministry, was said to have committed the crime on June 16.
He was said to have beaten his wife to death after accusing her of infidelity and being behind his failures in life.
A statement by the Spokesman of the State Police Command, Odiko Macdon, said the suspect was arrested after credible information by community youths.
He said, “The suspect who had domestic differences with his wife, accused her of being the source of his numerous woes in life and infidelity, confessed to have beaten her to death as a result of the unresolved differences on the 9th of June. In order to cover his tracks, he dug a shallow grave in his compound and buried her. The deceased’s corpse has been exhumed by the police and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.”