A 53-year-old man, Seimukumo Agnaju and his step son, Larry Godsgift, aged 16 have been arrested by the Anti Vice Squad of the Nigerian Police over mysterious death and secret burial of the man's wife at the Akenpai suburb of Yenagoa Bayelsa State, Vanguard reports. It was gathered that the deceased woman died of a strange ailment. The woman, identified as Joyce Sawyer, aged 43, an indigene of Odi community in Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of the state, was said to have died on the 13th of March in her home, but her husband refused to inform anybody and went ahead to bury the woman behind their home.
However, trouble started when the Local Government where the wife works requested a verification exercise of its staff which required that the woman submits her Bank Verification Number (BVN). A colleague tried to alert her on the need for her to leave the sick bed and come forward to submit her BVN only to discover the shocking news.
While many claimed the secret burial was conducted due to lack of mortuary fee, others alleged that the suspect's strained relationship with his wife's family members may have made him to keep the demise of their daughter away from them. The men have not been charged pending the result of an autopsy on the corpse.
Contacted on the development, the spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the development and said investigation was ongoing.