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“I Don’t Know Why I Killed My Wife, Sons”

The police in Benin have paraded Uwaila Idehen, the 35-year-old man who shot and killed his wife and two sons in Benin, Edo State.

Uwaila who confessed to the killings said he did not know what came over him when he carried out the act.

The incident occurred on Sunday at Ovbiog e village, in Ovia North-East Local Government Areas of the state.

He alleged that he bought the English-made double barrel rifle from a late police officer, licensed it and sometimes use it for hunting.

He said, “I am a tipper driver. We are two children in my family, my elder sister and me. I am 35 years old. My wife had three children for me, a girl and two boys. The girl is six years, and the boys were three and two years old respectively.

“I don’t know what came over me, and I was not drunk. Due to the nature of my job, my wife always accused me of having affairs with other women, but it is not true.

“At times, when she sees me with my female customers, she will start an argument with me, but I always assure her that there was nothing like that and that my concern was how to take care of the three kids we had together.

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