The Police in Asaba, Delta state have arrested a housewife identified as Mrs. Nkechi (surname withheld) and a cook to the husband Bassey Okon for allegedly attempting to kill him.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs Celestina Kalu who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, said that the suspects were arrested on Wednesday in Asaba, at the residence of their target, a retired Head of Service (name withheld) along Abraka-Asaba road on a tip off by police detectives attached to the state police command.
It was reliably gathered that the suspects upon interrogation, had made useful statements to the police and are currently being detained for further investigation.
But the Police Image Maker said the house wife allegedly contracted the cook to kill the husband and had already advanced to him N35,000 as part of payment in the deal of N100,000.
She said that the suspect however assured that she would pay the balance of N65,000 when the evil would have been successfully accomplished.
It was further gathered that while the cook was set out on a fateful day to carry out the assigment , nemesis caught up with him when he waited till everybody else had left home for one activity or the other to carry out the crime, unknown to him that one of the sons’ of the target was upstairs and was watching him as prepared the meal he was expected to serve the father.
Sources said that the cook suspect however served his target the food he allegedly prepared with poisons.Unfortunately the former head of service refused to eat and asked for another type of food.
but determined to accomplish his mission, the suspect was said to have reached for one of the stools in the house and allegedly hit the victim on the for head but could not kill him before an alarm was raised that lead to his arrest.