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Man who killed wife, sons confesses, says ‘I don’t know what came over me’

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Rayyan Alhassan
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Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The police in Benin Monday paraded Uwaila Idehen, the 35-year-old man who shot and killed his wife and two sons in Benin, Edo State.

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

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

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

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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.

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“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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“I always walk away whenever she got me provoked but that Sunday, I don’t know what came over me.

“Instead of just leaving the house, I picked up my gun and shot through the door and the bullet pierced through the plywood door and hit my wife and the two boys. The girl narrowly escaped.”

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The state Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, said the suspect would be charged for murder and perhaps unlawful possession of a firearm.

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