The Akwa Ibom State Police Command says it has arrested a 49-year-old man, Ukachukwu Christopher, for beating his wife, Mrs Patience Christopher, to death.
Christopher, the founder of Omega World Global Ministry, is said to have accused his wife of infidelity and being responsible for his problems. He beat her to death and buried the corpse in his compound.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the incident in a press release, said the wife's corpse has been exhumed and deposited in a mortuary for autopsy.
He said Mrs Christopher, 40, was a mother of five children.
The Commissioner of Police, Amiengheme Andrew, urged couples to be tolerant and resolve their domestic matters without degenerating into violence.