A 35-year-old man identified as Kingsley Igwe of Nise in the Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State has allegedly stabbed his wife to death.
Kingsley, it was gathered, killed the wife with a kitchen knife by inflicting injuries on her.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, stating that it occurred around 4am on Thursday.
He said, “At about 4am 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 kichen 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 was certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor.”
Mohammed said 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 said the Commissioner of Police in the State, 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 a discreet investigation.