A woman in Abakiliki, Ebonyi state, reportedly killed her husband for accusing her of infidelity, Daily Post reports.
It was gathered that the late Mr. Yaune Okoroji and his wife, Mrs. Judith Okorji have been having serious marital crisis over infidelity before his sudden demise.
The ‘family war’ reached a crescendo the fateful day when the late Okoroji accused his wife of having affairs with another man in a hotel.
Eyewitness said the immigration officer was stabbed to death around 1:00am after a fight with his wife, Judith went beyond control.
The source who pleaded anonymity said that when late Okorji returned late to his matrimonial home on the fateful day, his wife who was already pregnant began to question the husband over his love for alcohol , which eventually ended up in a serious squabble and the wife allegedly stabbed the husband with a dagger.
The source said, “It was then that the wife out of annoyance grabbed a knife very close to her and stabbed him on the upper part of his left hand and it pierced through his chest and the man fell down, with blood gushing out .
Neighbours who were attracted to the scene, grabbed him and rushed him to the Federal Teaching Hospital.
Unfortunately, he died on the way to the hospital”.
It was learnt that some angry relatives of the murdered Okorji in a revenge responded to the incident by setting the house of the suspect ablaze.
The Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sylvester Igbo who confirmed the incident said that Mrs. Judith Okorji, 24, had since been arrested by the command for allegedly stabbing her husband to death after a quarrel bordering on infidelity.
Igbo revealed that the accused, who is also a law student of the Nigeria Open University (NOU) had confessed to have committed the crime but claimed that it was the devil that pushed her.