Umukoro Akpobaro, the husband of late bank worker, Peace, who allegedly committed suicide at their home at Iwhrekpokpor, Ughelli, Delta State, has denied having a hand in her death.
This is just as the deceased’s family accused Umukoro of masterminding the death of their daughter, saying he had always threatened to kill her.
PUNCH Metro had reported that Peace, who worked with a new generation bank in Ughelli, allegedly took her own life over her husband’s alleged infidelity.
The 32-year-old mother of two was reported to have died after allegedly taking insecticide when she returned home from work.
But Umukoro, who spoke to our correspondent on the telephone, said the allegations against him were unfounded, adding that he was in good terms with the deceased before she died.
He said the late Peace had complained of some debts she incurred after “overposting” funds to some customers.
“One happened in January and the amount was about N100,000. She called me and asked for my help and I sent N50,000 to her. I told her that I would send the balance when another one happened in February. She complained that she was getting tired of the debts,” he added.
Umukoro, a journalist with a broadcast station, claimed that his wife sent him a message on a social media application, Whatsapp, asking him to take care of their children, a few hours to her death. Read more