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Photos: Stephen Akpata, Nigerian Bishop Arrested For Killing Wife Over Text Message Confesses

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Photos: Stephen Akpata, Nigerian Bishop Arrested For Killing Wife Over Text Message Confesses

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September 9, 2017 – Stephen Akpata, Nigerian Bishop Arrested For Killing Wife Over Text Message From Suspected Lover In Bayelsa State Confesses

Stephen Akpata, Nigerian Bishop, Alleged Serial Killer Arrested For Killing Wife Over Text Message Confesses

A staff of Globacom Nigeria Limited, Ms. Onyinye Eze, has reportedly been murdered by her Australia-returnee husband, Stephen Akpata.

The two reportedly got married a few months ago at a court registry in Bayelsa State.

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

They suspected that he probably jumped bail, after which he returned to Nigeria.

It was gathered that on August 16, 2017, 40-year-old Akpata, from Delta State and popularly called Bishop because he reportedly pastored a church, allegedly murdered his 33-year-old wife who worked with Glo in Yenagoa.

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 reportedly exposed when one of Onyinye’s colleagues at Glo, identified as Moses Awo, allegedly 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 and broadcasting loudly.

The authorities at Ekeki Police Divison reportedly detailed 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 reportedly arrested by police in Badagry, Lagos State, after about two weeks after the discovery.

Parading the suspect on Thursday at the state command’s headquarters, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Asuquo Amba, said his operatives discovered that Onyinye’s room was scattered and that she lay dead facing down in a pool of blood.

Amba said the exhibits recovered at the scene of crime included a pair of knickers, a pair of canvas, shoes, one damaged pressing iron, a jeans jacket, a pen knife, a pink singlet, a Nokia phone and a damaged wristwatch.

He said the exhibits were stained with blood.

Amba reported that the marks on Onyinye’s head, face, neck and body revealed that she was probably strangled and then stabbed with to death.

He said her remains had been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, for autopsy.

Explaining how Akpata was arrested, Amba said investigations revealed that the suspect absconded to Ghana after the murder, but returned to Badagry, Lagos State, a few days after.

Akpata was arrested in Badagry on September 1 and brought to Bayelsa the same day.

Amba added, “When we arrested him, we brought him here. After much interrogation, he agreed that he actually killed the lady. He said the lady (Onyinye) attacked him because of a certain text messages he saw on her phone.

“He has been staying in Australia for a very long time. He claimed to be a Bishop; he mentioned some few churches. We also knew that he was involved in a case that had to do with murder, either as a witness or a suspect.

“We have also seen pictures of him in and out of prisons in Australia. They show that he must have jumped bail because of certain criminal matters in Australia.”

The police commissioner said Akpata had confessed to serving various jail terms in Australian prisons such as Mount Gambier Prison between September 2008 and August 2009; and also in Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre, Melbourne, among others.

He said investigation had been intensified and the suspect would be charged to court soon.



  1. Grace Alfred

    September 9, 2017 at 2:59 AM


  2. fifelomo

    September 9, 2017 at 5:36 AM

    I wish there could be a rewind button. If only onyi knew, she won’t av married this murderer. So sad, rip lady.

  3. Endurance

    September 9, 2017 at 12:58 PM

    So sad indeed. How could this lady would have known that she’s dealing with a man with history of criminalities? It pains me when I see how women are been taking advantage of and mistreated accordingly. I wonder how this man could have murdered a woman that is publicly showing him love and affection. If you discover that she’s cheating on you, why not simply call it quit and move on with your life? There is an adage that says (there are many fishes in the water). Get yourself another woman that is ready to submit to your love wholeheartedly rather than killing someone. Obviously this murderer should never be let loosed to be among the society of people. He should be left in the maximum prison where he will slowly pass through hell before his death. WICKED MAN.

  4. Head of medusa

    September 9, 2017 at 2:01 PM

    Although I don’t condole such atrocities against women, the woman too no try. She was married and still had extra marital affair. They both deserve what they got.

  5. DB

    September 9, 2017 at 2:56 PM

    He is not a pastor, he is a Beast both physically and mentally. Even if she was caught red handed in infidelity, killing her was nnever a solution. The rate at which people are killing their spouses these days is becoming alarming. Marriage is not by force, if you cant work out your differences, go your seperate ways instead of taking another person’s life.
    See his face like that of a toad!

  6. Temitope

    September 9, 2017 at 4:16 PM

    Head of medusa how on earth can u say they both deserve what they got because the woman is having an affair. Common we are all human no ome deserve to killed like that do u know how many men is having an affair and to top it all u don’t know the full story of the matter and u also don’t speak bad about the dead. May God console her family and RIP to the dead

  7. ConcernCitizen

    September 9, 2017 at 10:47 PM

    This is so sad. R.I.P

  8. Grace Alfred

    September 9, 2017 at 11:38 PM

    RIP sweerie. has the man been taken to court

  9. Helen B.

    September 11, 2017 at 1:13 PM

    see how this beautiful woman life was destroy. R.I.P

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