The Commissioner of Police in Delta state, Mohammad Mustafa, has confirmed the alleged killing of a woman by her father-in-law, Mr Adesco, who subsequently killed himself in Erovie quarters in Ozoro in Delta.
Mustafa said that the command had begun investigation into the incident to unravel its cause.
“We have since begun investigation into the matter with a view to unravelling the circumstances that may have led to the incident,” he said.
According to a witness, who pleaded anonymity, 65-year-old Adesco, who was a famous hunter in the community, had a misunderstanding with the deceased woman earlier in the morning.
He said that the late Adesco committed the crime in the afternoon after the woman returned from farm.
The witness said that people from Aradhe/Ovrode community of Delta, the deceased woman’s place, have however gone to inquire about the cause of their daughter’s death.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident, which was described as double tragedy, grounded business and social activities in the community for over three hours as the people rushed to the scene to have an understanding of what transpired.