BY SUNNY A. DAVID
One Kingsley Igwe, a 35-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife, Oyinye Obi in 3-3 area of Onitsha, Anambra State.
The suspect, a native of Nise, Awka South Local Government Area of the State, but resident in the area, reportedly killed the wife with a kitchen knife.
Our correspondent gathered that the suspect had inflicted several cuts on the deceased body over a yet to be ascertained circumstances.
Confirming the incident, Police Spokesperson, CSP Haruna Mohammed said the victim’s corpse had been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy.
Mr. Mohammed added that the knife used in perpetrating the act was recovered and resgistered as exhibit.
The PPRO said, “At about 4am on Thursday, Police operatives attached to 3-3 Police Station arrested one Kingsely Igwe, 35, of Nise in Awka South Local Government Area 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 all over her body.
“The Police detectives visited the scene and rushed the victim to Apex Hospital for medical attention but were 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 resgistered as exhibit.”
He added that the Commissioner of Police, CP Monday Kuryas, had directed the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area to transfer the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka, for discreet investigation.