A sad man who caught his wife with another decided to kill himself.
The sleepy community of Ikolo in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, was thrown into confusion and turmoil when a 32-year-old man, identified as Amatari Christmas, allegedly poisoned himself to death over his wife's adulterous lifestyle after he allegedly caught her in bed with another man on Tuesday, July 28.
According to reports, Christmas could not live with the shame of knowing that his wife, Tombara, who had two children for him, was sleeping with other men and decided to drink a poisonous insecticide called Sniper and ended it all.
The incident has allegedly provoked anger among indigenes of the community with some of his kinsmen threatening to invoke their ancestors to deal with the unfaithful woman and her lover, identified as a suspected cultist and an indigene of Ayama.
Narrating the circumstances that led to Christmas' death, a relation who gave his name as Francis said:
“On Monday, Amatari went to fetch vegetable in large quantities for his wife to sell. After harvesting the vegetable, he told his wife to return home after market to prepare dinner for the family.
However, he became worried and suspicious at about 7 pm when the wife did not return as instructed and went in search of her at his in-law’s house.
At the mother in-law’s house, he was told she had gone to the father’s place at Ayama. At Ayama, a concerned friend took him to the home of his wife’s lover, where he caught them in bed.”
According to Francis, the wife’s lover, a suspected cultist in the area, had threatened to deal with the aggrieved husband who for fear of his life, hid himself in an uncompleted building before going home to drink the deadly substance after locking out his two children.