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Monday, 11 September 2017

Update On 60+ Old Australian Returnee Who Killed His 33 Year Old Wife Because He Was Suspicious

The family of Onyinye Eze, an employee of Globacom Nigeria Limited, allegedly murdered by her Australia returnee ‘husband’, Mr. Stephen Akpata, have described the suspect as a liar and swindler.



On August 16, 2017, Akpata, according to police records, an indigene of Delta State and popularly called Bishop because he reportedly administered a church, allegedly murdered his 33-year-old ‘wife.’

Onyinye was reportedly murdered by Akpata, who allegedly married her at a court registry in Bayelsa State a few months ago.


Police said the suspect, who had reportedly confessed to the crime, also confessed to serving various jail terms in Australia and was also involved as a witness or suspect in a certain murder case.

The police suspected that Akpata jumped bail and returned to Nigeria.

The suspect, said to have spent over 27 years in Australia, allegedly strangled his new wife with the cords of a pressing iron before stabbing her to death with a knife.

The incident was exposed when one of Onyinye’s colleagues at Glo, identified as Moses Awo, reported it at Ekeki Police Division in Yenagoa when the woman failed to report for work.

Awo had reportedly told the police that when he and another colleague visited Onyinye’s house, located behind Fido Water Company in Kpansia area of Yenagoa, they discovered that the apartment was locked, while a television was on loudly.

The authorities at Ekeki Police Divison sent some policemen to the deceased’s house. They forced the door open and found Onyinye lying dead in a pool of blood.

Akpata, the prime suspect in the murder, was later arrested by the police in Badagry, Lagos State, about two weeks after the discovery.

The elder brother and guardian of the deceased, Alex Eze, a Master Warrant Officer of the Nigerian Air Force, described Akpata as a ‘pathological liar, swindler and unrepentant criminal.’







Eze, who described Oyinye as the last child of their parents, claimed that the information Akpata supplied to the police about himself was untrue.

The distraught Eze said, “First, let me correct the impression that Akpata is 40 years old. I read some reports that the suspect is 40 years old. That is a lie. The man is in his in early 60s.

“The suspect’s daughter is between 29 and 30 years. He (Akpata) told me he stayed overseas for over 37 years. That is what he told me when he came to my house. The man is not only a liar, he is a deceiver and has a sugar-coated mouth.

“I want to tell you that the man has not given the police his actual details.”

… ‘he didn’t show up for the traditional wedding’



Who is Stephen Akpata to the family?


Reports claimed that he was married to my sister, it is not true. They only met in June 2017. So, how could he marry our sister in June? What has he done concerning the marriage to make him our sister’s husband?



We learnt that they had a registry marriage about a month or two ago.


They did not do any court marriage. I do not know what he wants to achieve with such lies.



But there are photographs of both of them on the Internet holding a court certificate. What is your response to that?



She was not married to him. The pictures might have been taken in the house and posted on the Internet to deceive people that they were married. Even the shorts he wore in one of the pictures he took with my sister was the shorts we saw inside his house stained with blood, that is with the police. I am not aware they did any court marriage.



Did the man meet your family?


He only met me as the elder brother and guardian of the lady and asked me to give him a date. I gave him August 12, 2017 to do the first introduction to the family. He did not know my mother and my mother did not know him. How could he claim he was married to my sister?



Where are you people from?


We are from Udi in Enugu State. He claimed he was married to my sister and that he killed her because of infidelity. Did he pay any bride price to claim that he was married to my sister? Is that how to marry a person? We are pure Igbo and he did not do any marriage rites.



Was he married before to any other woman?


He was married. He told me that his son was the manager of his companies based overseas. He equally claimed he had over 2,000 staff members working for him over there. That is to tell you the extent of his lies; I never knew it was a swindler I was dealing with. He told me then that he wanted the marriage ceremony to be done within three months and that by the end of September, he would like to take my sister with him to Australia. He was even asking my sister to resign from her work at Glo.



When he sought your consent to marry your sister, what did you do?



I did not object, knowing full well that my sister was a grown adult. I told him I would seek Onyinye’s consent and would not like to be a hindrance to their marriage. I gave him go-ahead with the marriage preparations. I went to the village and told my kinsmen and they gave me a date.

Then we agreed on August 12 and September 2, 2017. The August 12 was for his first visit to the family, what we call ‘knocking of door’ or introduction. The September 2 was meant for the wine-carrying ceremony. These events did not hold for no reason. On August 12, all of us including my sister (Onyinye) were in the village for the ceremonies, expecting him to come. He then called to say that he was kidnapped. My sister left the village for Bayelsa immediately. After my sister left for Bayelsa, Akpata called to tell me that he had been freed by his abductors and that he never knew Nigeria was such a bad place. He further said he had called my sister and that he was going to see her in her house in Yenagoa. He later called me that he was at home with my sister. I advised him to leave with her and come to Port Harcourt, so that the next day they would leave for Enugu in order to see my mother and other family members. He was thanking God for his release. He also thanked God for making him to see my sister, saying that my sister was God-sent to him.

To prove to me that he was truly with my sister, he enquired from me if I wanted to speak with her. I said yes, and I spoke with her. She confirmed that she was there with him and that they had agreed that they would go to Port Harcourt the following day as I advised them. I then advised him to remove his SIM card from his phone so that the kidnappers would not be able to track him with the line. He said all right.

On August 16, their lines were available in the morning. Two hours later, I called again, the two lines — his own and my sister’s own were switched off. The development made me curious. I started calling all my sister’s friends.

I became worried. Later, I was told that there was one of our town persons working with my sister in Glo office in Yenagoa. I called the man (Glo employee) and he told me my sister’s line was off. Akpata killed my sister that early morning of Wednesday, August 16. After killing her, he quietly went to the bathroom, cleaned up himself, changed his clothes and vamoosed from the house.



What did you do next?


When I called the Glo employee, he said he had sent somebody to my sister’s house but that the person met the door open and the burglary proof was locked from outside but the television was on loudly.

He said he informed a senior official of the telecom company what they observed at my sister’s apartment. Both of them went back and it was the same thing. They reported the development to the police. Meanwhile, we were communicating all this while and they were giving me situation report. They later called to inform me that I should give them permission to force the house open in company with the police. I agreed.

After sometime, I called them. They asked me whether I was her elder brother. I said yes. They said, please take heart, your sister is lying in a pool of blood.

The next day, being August 17, I came to Yenagoa and saw everything for myself. We even met his (Akpata’s) shorts and a pair of trainers he wore stained with my sister’s blood with a stick of cigarette tucked into my sister’s body. That was what happened.


Tell us more about Akpata…


The man has a daughter working at the Niger Delta University, Amassoma. His daughter’s husband also works at the NDU. The daughter’s husband is an ex-police officer.



Prior to her death, did your sister receive any kind of threat from Akpata’s family members either in Nigeria or abroad?


Yes. At a point, the daughter working at NDU sent a threat message to my sister, which she showed me on the day she left for Yenagoa. She had received the threat message earlier but hid it from us. But on that day she was leaving for Yenagoa, she told me. She said, “Brother, see the letter I received from Stephen’s daughter threatening me to stay away from her father.’’


Why was Akpata’s daughter threatening your sister?



From what I deduced from the threat message, Akpata’s daughter was against my sister’s relationship with her father. She swore that her father would not marry my sister and that her mother was still there.


What about Akpata’s wife?


We learnt that the wife was married to another man. The man (Akpata) had claimed earlier that he got his daughter out of wedlock and that he had other children overseas. He said he could no longer stay alone, claiming that the last time he had a woman in his life was in June 2012.



How would you describe your late sister?


She was the last child of my parents. She studied Philosophy at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She was 33 years. I brought her up from the beginning to the end. She stayed with me in Ikeja, Lagos. She did her National Youth Service Corps at Nigeria Emergency Management Agency.



What attributes would you miss about Onyinye?


She was a brilliant, intelligent, easy-going, quiet, kind-hearted and jovial person.

We will miss her greatly. She was the breadwinner of the family. She was taking care of many people in the family. Before she died, she placed my mother on N40,000 monthly upkeep. My mother has been crying since she died, saying her own is finished. Besides, she took the responsibility of paying tuition fees for many family members. I must say her death has created a big vacuum that we do not know how to fill it.




Are you satisfied with the police investigation?


We will pursue the matter judicially till justice is served. Her death cannot be in vain. So far, we are satisfied with what the police are doing. I also believe that since the matter has come to public consciousness, the relevant authorities will do the needful to ensure that justice is served.

punch



*The photos look like she married him secretly..I dont know..this story is so sad....

43 comments:

Miss Ess said...

What a terrible way to die. My fatgervmy God, if love it marriage would cost me my life, mbok make my siglehood I am right now beautiful.

Doppelgänger said...

May her soul rest in peace but wetin concern agbero with overload? How did she meet this old and not good looking man to the extent of acknowledging his affections. Odiegwu

Olori Oma said...

Rip... But the lady was desperate for a husband and she ended up being killed.. She might have done a secret wedding..

sexy Daddy said...

I will still repeat in what I said before!

Women stop marrying your ancestors in the name of marriage!

He who have ears,let him hear!

BEDS AND ROSES said...

This girl was really desperate. How sad. Met a man just in June and you married him already. Your family didn't even know him. It's like women loose their senses once they hear marriage.
33 is not too old to do your investigations about a man. Date for sometime while doing your findings.
May she continue to rest in peace. She only wanted a home; but unfortunately she met a monster.
For all those that call over 30 gwegs. May God help nna. Very sad story,a pretty lad that had everything going for her.
This man will never know peace. He deserves death sentence.

Lipstickalley said...

This is sad.😦😦

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace to the dead. Ladies don't be carried away by abroad guys oh. Do your investigations well. Nigeria is.gard agreed but their are a lot of crazy people from the abroad oh.

esoge said...

hmmmm,na wa....May her soul rip

Gaza Gyal said...

My goodness! This man is such a beast!

Jay'ne said...

Hmm it is well. But oga nawa for you. so you knew this man was in his 60s with grownup children, but when you heard he owns a company overseas with over 2000 workers you decided to harvest where you didn't farm abi, now see where greediness has landed your beautiful sister. RIP to your sister. next time don't be greedy.

Jay'ne said...

Hmm it is well. But oga nawa for you. so you knew this man was in his 60s with grownup children, but when you heard he owns a company overseas with over 2000 workers you decided to harvest where you didn't farm abi, now see where greediness has landed your beautiful sister. RIP to your sister. next time don't be greedy.

Anonymous said...

So why did you allow you sister marry your father's mate?

Anonymous said...

That Aunty is not 33 years abeg

Anonymous said...

That means your sister rushed behind you people's back to marry him. Signs of desperation. Met in June, had sex in June, took in in June and you are here saying all this. The lady shares in the blame. She would have been alive (maybe) if she wasn't desperate to marry abroad husband cos you can't tell me she didn't have any sensible Naija based suitor.

Gaza Gyal said...

As innnnnn. From the pictures sef I can see insecurity written all over his face.

Anonymous said...

A lot of people move about looking very well dressed and doing their duties responsibly but have mental problems that is very difficult to detect. May God give us the grace to detect such in people and scram before they take a very valuable part of our lives.
And ladies pls allow yourself to be who you are. Don't let society, family and greed push you blindly into a life that is not designed for you. If you are meant to marry you will marry no matter how late.
Look at such a beautiful girl with a promising future loosing her life in the hands of an expired ex convict. Hian.

Anonymous said...

Abeg how much does a Glo staff earn to be able to do all he has listed? Ladies be contented and let desperation be far away from you. #lesson learnt

Imoh Sandra said...

Is so sad that Onyinye had to die this way,and her very good friend and former room mate is my neighbors cousin,if she was still leaving with her, this wouldn't have happened...again,i feel Oyinye was desperate probably because Uwa her friend got married and she wanted it by fire by force...May God give the family the fortitude to bear this great lose amen!
Girls we should open our eyes wide open, at the right time things will work out for our good,don't marry because your friends are married is very wrong reason to marry.

PriscoBest said...

We Ladies,I don't know what is wrong with us.what do you want to do with a man that has a daughter also son that is older than you. Must you marry,just see the pain you put you people.Women leave Obodo Oyibo alone. Chear

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

So this man is 60 years old. What a waawuu i think that is how they say it.

what a pity. I pray they get justice for onyinye.

Imoh Sandra said...

Is so sad that Onyinye had to die this way,and her very good friend and former room mate is my neighbors cousin,if she was still leaving with her, this wouldn't have happened...again,i feel Oyinye was desperate probably because Uwa her friend got married and she wanted it by fire by force...May God give the family the fortitude to bear this great lose amen!
Girls we should open our eyes wide open, at the right time things will work out for our good,don't marry because your friends are married is very wrong reason to marry.

Bee10(mummytwins) said...

Rip Oyinye Eze

Default Smile said...

Desperation ooooo. May she RIP







#My case is different

Anonymous said...

This is a very sad story. I pray the lady's family finds strength and courage to move on. Above all, I pray this lunatic of a man will be sent to the hangman. This is why I support the death penalty to remove lunatics like this from our society. Sad

FIRST LADY said...

I keep asking myself wah she saw in this ugly looking devil gosh! See wah desperation can cause? It's a pity she ended up this way. That man should die a slow painful death.

I can never settle for less out of desperation, rara oo,see fine gir wasted just like dat. RIP

Anonymous said...

Greedy family. RIP young woman

zizi said...

Ohh thank you @priscobest. She already know the man has alot of questionable baggages, she still went ahead and was planing marriage with a man she met less than a month. A man who has grown up children and one of his child was already threatening Onyinye. Even if the man didn't kill her, his daughter or son might have done it after she get married to the man. She was seeing danger ahead but she ignored the signs. He even went as far as lying about being kidnapped and she believed. At 33 she is suppose to be smarter than that. The man is ugly and old, don't know what she even saw in a man old enough to be her father with grown up children. Looking at the man you will know the man is more than 40. Trusting a man I meet less than a month is a risk I can't take. Rest in peace pretty lady. It will never be well with you Akpata. Useless man

Brain and Beauty. said...

So pathetic.Many are mad but few are roaming the streets.May they get the justice they seek.

Brain and Beauty. said...

So pathetic.Many are mad but few are roaming the streets.May they get the justice they seek.

jelly said...

What did the lady even sees in this old man RIP to her

Anonymous said...

Igbomi women and money! I won't be surprised if she married him secretly, she don hear abroad, her ears don stand.
Rip onyikes. Looks about 40 though

Anonymous said...

*who has.

Gosh!

Anonymous said...

Painful,the man shot rot in jail.RIP pretty lady

Anonymous said...

What did she see in this old fool. Poverty and desperation. I am a divorcee in my earlier 50s, I will not even look at this man, talk less of this pretty girl. It is really painful. What was she looking for. I thought they said she put her mum on 40k monthly. If she can do that, then why was she so desperate to marry this ugly man.

Anonymous said...

Thank you ! Some families can put pressure on their daughters enh . She is just an ordinary worker at glo , probable not earning more than 250k for her level. You people are not ashamed of yourselves , she is the one paying school fees for all these people and paying your mum 40k every month ! You all contributed to her death! May she RIP

Anonymous said...

Thank you ! Very greedy family ! Big brother could not protect her . You people should be ashamed of yourselves. In Igbo land before you even give date , you do your background check ! That's what roper Igbo families do. I ga juo ese ! You heard abroad, 2000 workers and you were happy to sell your sister off to an old road from Bayelsa ! Sure you guys were thinking you have hammered , unto "ogo bu chi Onye"

Anonymous said...

What a foolish woman & desperado!
She saw all the hand writings on the wall but her desperation no gree let her run fast far away from this psycho!
*** any man or woman who lies to a person they claim to love is a killer!!! It could be either spiritual or physical or like both, they must harm u in that relationship with their ulterior motives, lies & manipulations if u don't end it & move on quick!!!

Anonymous said...

Lad= male
Lassie= female

Anonymous said...

May God help you Judgina. Calling a dead woman foolish and desperado.
I hope you've never made a mistake in your life because if you have you better knock your head on the wall now.

Anonymous said...

Abroad things, when some women hear that the guy lives abroad; they just loose it.
You don't know a man very much and you marry secretly and start having sex with him.
Mtcheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew.

Anonymous said...

I don't even see anything attractive about the man, did she fall in love with him so she can go to Australia cos I don't get it.
We ladies need to be cautious and also stop being desperate.
I am sure she never met any of his family members and she started sleeping with him and got married secretly.
Very sad.

Anonymous said...

Abroad wey many people dey depressed. All in the name of going abroad, this is so sad.

BEDS AND ROSES said...

I know what a lad is thank you very much.
It was a typo from writing lady.
Wetin concern lad with my comment when I'm not referring to a young boy which is a term commonly used for a young boy or young man.

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