Hus­band’s fam­ily re­jects al­leged killer wife’s body for burial

The Punch - - SUNDAY SPECIAL -

Mean­while, gath­ered that the fam­ily mem­bers of the slain ni­cholas had re­jected Rachael’s corpse, in­sist­ing that she would not be buried in her late hus­band’s com­pound in line with the tra­di­tion of the Tiv peo­ple.

A fam­ily source, who spoke to our cor­re­spon­dent on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause he was not au­tho­rised to speak on be­half of the fam­ily, said the de­ci­sion was taken af­ter con­sul­ta­tion with the el­ders of the Mbavur com­mu­nity where the hus­band hailed from.

The late ni­cholas’ friend who claimed to have known him for over 20 years, Paul Tion, said he knew Rachael as a trou­ble­some per­son.

Tion stated, “I was the chair­man of their wed­ding com­mit­tee be­cause nick was my in­ti­mate friend. We did many things to­gether. But at a point, his wife never al­lowed us to feel free with each other. She had tat­toos all over her body and we didn’t know how she got it.

“I can’t be­lieve nick is no more. Just two days be­fore his demise, we were to­gether plan­ning how to cel­e­brate the Christ­mas and now, he is dead.”

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