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Husband goes berserk at dawn, kills sleeping wife with kitchen knife

A man went berserk in the early hour of Thursday, March 4, and killed his wife who was sleeping after inflicting multiple injuries on her before he was eventually overpowered and handed over to the operatives of the Anambra State Police Command.

The man, whose name was given as Kingsely Igwe, aged 35 years of Nise in Awka South Local Government Area but resident at Dueze Street, Otigba in 3-3 area of Anambra State, was said to have killed his wife, Oyinye Obi, aged 31 years, with a kitchen knife after inflicting multiple injuries all over her body when she was in bed.

According to a statement by the Anambra State Police Command through its Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, posted on its Facebook wall, the man went berserk around 4:00 a.m. on Thursday and used a kitchen knife to inflict multiple injuries on his wife.

After he was overpowered, police operatives attached to 3-3 Police Station were invited to the scene and he was eventually arrested while the wife was taken to a hospital for medical attention but was certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor on duty.

Her body was eventually taken to the hospital's mortuary for autopsy.

According to the statement by the police: "On 4/3/2021 at about 4:00 a.m., police operatives attached to 3-3 Police Station arrested one Kingsely Igwe, aged 35 years of Nise in Awka South Local Government Area but resident at Dueze Street Otigba in 3-3 Area of Anambra State.

"The man allegedly went berserk in circumstances yet to be ascertained and attacked his wife, Oyinye Obi, aged 31 years, who was sleeping, 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 was certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor on duty. Corpse deposited at the hospital's morgue for autopsy.

"The knife used in perpetrating the act was also recovered and resgistered as exhibit.

"The Commissioner of Police, Monday Bala Kuryas, 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."  

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Anambra Awka South Haruna Mohammed Kingsely Igwe Otigba

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