News reports have revealed the arrest of a man who’s wife reportedly died after he slapped her in Owerri State.
The suspect identified as Mr Anele, 36, is reported to have been involved in a quarrel with his late wife, Chikodi, 32, after she asked for N100 for her son from an earlier marriage, to take to school.
Speaking with Sunday Sun, Anele said:
“I got married to my late wife Chikodi Anele over four years ago. She had a son for another man before we got married. We have been living together in peace. We have two children. Our first child, a girl, is four years old while the second child is a boy, who is just one year old.
“On May 31, 2016, I went to my church, Jesus Disciples Fellowship, where we had a vigil. I came back around 5: 30 am and started playing Christian music. My wife came to where I was and said that I should give my stepson N100 naira to go to school. I told her that I had no money with me.
“You see, my late wife was hypertensive; she became very angry that I did not give my stepson N100. She started to insult me. I got angry and slapped her. She slapped me in return. I was shocked by her effrontery and slapped her a second time. She fell down and fainted.
“I rushed her to City Hospital, Nekede. On getting there, the doctor checked her and confirmed that she was dead. I went to the nearby police station at Umuguma and reported the matter to the police and they arrested me.”
The case was immediately transferred from Umuguma Police Station to State Criminal Investigation Department, Owerri, where Anele is being held in detention as investigation into the matter was being carried out.
The presiding officer of the homicide section of the SCID, Supol Innocent Obi, disclosed that the family members of the deceased are yet to find out from the police about the situation of things and that Anele is yet to inform them as well.
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