A 35-year-old man, Kingsley Igwe, of Nise, in the Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, has allegedly killed his wife, Onyinye.
Igwe allegedly killed his wife after inflicting injuries on her with a kitchen knife.
A source said the suspect might have acted under the influence of drugs.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, said the incident happened around 4am on Thursday.
He said, “Around 4am on Thursday, police operatives attached to 3-3 Police Station arrested one Kingsely Igwe, 35, of Nise, in the Awka South LGA, but resident on Dueze Street, Otigba, in the 3-3 area of Anambra State.
“The 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.
“Police detectives visited the scene and rushed the victim to Apex Hospital for medical attention, but she was certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor.”
Mohammed said the victim’s corpse was deposited in the hospital’s morgue for an autopsy, while the knife used in perpetrating the act was recovered and registered as an exhibit.