A 24-year-old nursing mother, Mrs. Edith Okoji was at the weekend arrested by the Ebonyi State police command for allegedly stabbing her husband to death after a quarrel revolving around infidelity. The incident occurred last Sunday at No. 8 Eze Street, Abakaliki.
Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr. Sylvester Igbo, while speaking to newsmen on the incident said the deceased, Mr. Oyenel Okoji, was an Assistant Superintendent of Immigration attached to Ebonyi State Headquarters of the agency.
According to him, investigation so far conducted by the police on the matter indicated that the accused, a law student of Nigeria Open University who already had three children for the man, may have carried out the act on the ground that her husband was suspecting her of infidelity.
The police spokesman revealed that the accused had admitted committing the crime but blamed it on the devil.
The body of the deceased, who hailed from Ahoada-East local government area of River State, same as the wife, had been deposited at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, FETHA, for autopsy.