A 23-year-old woman, Blessing Ede’s younger brother and his friends stabbed her husband to death following an argument over baby-walker.
Trouble started last year December, when after an argument, the deceased, Mr. Isaac Ede, 36 asked his wife to go and stay with her parents in Uvuru, Imo State, and should remain there until he sent for her to return to their home in Port Harcourt.
Daily Sun reports that he did not contact her until April 2014, when he called her on phone to come back and pack her things out of his house.
In May, the woman returned to Port Harcourt to do her husband’s bidding. On that fateful day at about 11pm, she came to the house with her younger brother, Emmanuel Anuforo, and two of his friends to pack her belongings out of her husband’s house.
As she was packing her things, she wanted to take along the baby-walker and an argument ensued between the couple. In the heat of the argument, her younger brother and his two friends descended on the husband and stabbed him with a sharp broken bottle and he died.
Emmanuel and his friend were said to have fled the scene, leaving his sister behind. She was later arrested by the by policemen from the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Rivers State Police Command as neighbours raised the alarm.
During interrogation, Blessing admitted having an argument with her husband but said she did not send her brother and his friends to kill him.
“I didn’t send my brother Emmanuel and his two friends to kill my husband. It was the devil. We have been married for two years. I have one child for him and right now I am six months pregnant. I cannot explain what led to the death of my husband. It was impatience that led to it. I want the family of my husband to forgive me for what I have done. With my six months pregnancy I will suffer if I am sent to prison for murder,” she said.
The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin, said that based on the findings of detectives investigating the matter, the wife was a troublemaker.