A 27-year-old woman identified as Osas Omorege has been arrested by the police in Bayelsa State for allegedly stabbing her husband, Chukwuma Iwu, to death in the Azikoro suburb of Yenagoa the state capital.
The woman was said to have taken the action due to marital relating to infidelity. It was gathered that trouble started when the wife of the deceased suspected he was having extra marital affairs due to his alleged late night outings.
However, the immediate cause of the tragic incident was a fight which ensued between the couple when Chukwuma reportedly received a phone call which the wife suspected was from one of his lovers on Friday. According to a source, “After returning late to his matrimonial home he received a phone call which the wife suspected was coming from his girlfriend and attempted to stop him from answering it.”
During the fight that ensued, the deceased ordered his wife to move out of the house with her belongings, the source further said. The wife had refused to comply with his order and the deceased was said to have reached for a kitchen knife ostensibly to frighten her but she was adamant. Immediately he dropped the knife, the wife was said to have picked the said knife and stabbed the husband on the chest.
Meanwhile, Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Fidelis Odunna (DSP) confirmed the incident saying the woman voluntarily gave up herself to the police. He said she would be charged to court for murder.