Anambra: 35 year old man in Police net over alleged murder of wife with kitchen knife


Police operatives attached to 3-3 Police station have arrested one Kingsley Igwe, 35 of Nise in Awka South Local Government Area but resident at Dueze Street, Otigba in 3-3 Area of Anambra State.

Confirming the arrest in a statement in Awka on Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Anambra State Police Command, CSP Haruna Mohammed disclosed that the suspect allegedly ran amok in circumstances yet to be ascertained and attacked his wife, one Onyinye Obi, 31 with a kitchen knife and inflicted multiple injuries all over her body.

According to Mohammed, police detectives visited the scene and rushed the victim to Apex hospital for medical attention where she was certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor.

He added that the corpse was deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy adding that the knife used in perpetrating the act was also recovered and registered as exhibit.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Monday Bala Kuryas, fsi has directed the DPO to transfer the case to State CID, Awka for discreet investigation in order to unravel the actual cause of the incident”, he stated.

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