A man has said that his houseboy killed his wife on her 55th birthday and tried to kill him as well.
Ralph Wilcox a native of Bonny in Bonny local government area of Rivers State said that his wife, Victoria,a mother of two, woke up on June 1st 2020 to mark her 55th birthday not knowing it was going to be her last day.
According to him,at about 8pm, their houseboy named Abdulkareem Babangida, simply called Abba,a native of kachia local government area of Kaduna State,clubbed his wife to death with a newly acquired cutlass.
Upon her death,he dragged her remains and deposited it under a tree in the compound and then waited patiently to give same treatment to her husband,Ralph
Wilcox said that on that fateful day, he drove to his compound and houseboy opened the gate for him and when he ebteredy,he asked why there was light everywhere and there is none at the gate, Abba replied and said there was an explosion in the metre and that Mummy was aware,so he decided to switch on the generating set.
” I told him to give me some minutes to park so as to check the metre where I asked him to wait for me.When I couldn’t see my wife, I asked Where is Mummy?he replied, Mummy is in the house.”
Wilcox said he went into the house but everywhere was dark and the generator the houseboy claimed he put on was not supplying light to the house not knowing that he already killed his wife and the generator he switched on was to make sure that his wife’s cries never attracted attention when he was killing her.
He said he tried to call one Alhaji and check out what was wrong with his light but the call didn’t go through and as he faced the metre to find out what the problem was, he heard the sound of an axe on his head.
” He started hitting me and hitting me until I collapsed,i fell on the floor and felt thick blood over my head.By then he thought he had killed me,he went inside the house to look for the key of my newly bought Jeep in the house”
Wilcox a retired Director in the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture said ,while he gained consciousness and escaped and was being prepared for brain surgery, people from the estate saw Abba and asked him what happened,he claimed they were attacked by armed robbers and on getting to the house they found the corpse of the woman.
On further interrogation, Abba admitted killing the woman adding that he he killed her because she was bringing Christian sacraments for him a Muslim ,and he wanted to kill the couple and sell, their car, house and other valuables.
Abba is said to be in police custody at the moment.
The deceased, is said to have retired from the Nigerian Housing Insurance Trust Fund NHITF in 2005, and started her private business..She and her husband then employed Abba in July 2019 to assist in her shop at the Aco Shopping Plaza in Lugbe, Abuja..