A 35-year-old man, Kingsley Igwe, has been arrested for allegedly stabbing and killing his 31-year-old wife, Onyinye Obi, at their Dueze Otigba Street, Onitsha, Anambra State resident.
The suspect, a native of Nise, Awka South Local Council Area of the state, who lives in the area, allegedly stabbed the wife to death with a kitchen knife.
Eyewitnesses could not ascertain the circumstances that led the suspect to inflict several cuts on the deceased’s body, but pointed out that the couple had relationship challenges.
The Commissioner of Police in Aambra Command, Monday Kuryas, confirmed the incident, and disclosed that the victim’s body had been deposited at a mortuary for autopsy.
Kuryas, who confirmed the incident through the Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, revealed that the knife the suspect used in perpetrating the act was recovered and registered as an exhibit.
He said: “Around 4.am on Thursday, police operatives attached to 3-3 police station arrested one Kingsely Igwe, 35, of Nise in Awka South LGA but resident at Dueze Street Otigba in 3-3 Area of Anambra State.
“Suspect allegedly ran amok in circumstances yet to be ascertained and attacked his wife, Oyinye Obi, 31, with a kitchen knife and inflicted multiple injuries on her body.
“Police detectives visited the scene and rushed the victim to Apex Hospital for medical attention, but was certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor.
“The victim’s corpse had been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy, while the knife used in perpetrating the act was recovered and registered as exhibit.”
He also directed the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area to transfer the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Amawbia, Awka South Local Council Area, for discreet investigation.