Police in Migori County have launched investigations into the death of a middle-aged-man, believed to have been killed by his wife’s lover.
The body of Tobias Oyoo was retrieved from an abandoned gold mine in Osiri Village, Nyatike Sub County on Wednesday morning (June 7).
According to area chief, David Oula, Oyoo was last seen on Monday evening (June 5), when a confrontation with his wife’s alleged lover, Fredrick Ochieng, turned physical.
Chief Oula said Oyoo had, in the past, warned Ochieng against preying on his wife but the suspect would not listen.
The chief added that on Monday, Oyoo busted his wife and Ochieng getting cozy in a bush in Osiri, when a fight broke out. Oyoo’s wife escaped during the scuffle.
Chief Oula said Oyoo was on Wednesday morning found lying lifeless in an abandoned gold mine which was a few meters away from the battleground.
The administrator said Oyoo and his wife had earlier separated following cheating allegations leveled against the woman. The couple would later reunite in a bid to fix and save the broken marriage.
The woman, seemingly, could not cut ties with the suspect, who had earlier been accused of home wrecking.
Nyatike OCPD Dishon Chebaka says the suspect, Fredrick Ochieng, remains at large and a manhunt for him has since been launched.
Oyoo’s body was taken to the Migori Level 4 Hospital mortuary.