A man has slapped his wife to death in Obibiezena in Owerri North Lo¬cal Government Area of Imo while disputing over N100.
The suspect, 36-year-old Onyekachi Anele is in police custody at the headquarters of the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, of the Imo Police Command, Owerri, for slapping his wife, Chikodi, to death on June 1, 2016, Sun reports.
The report says Onyekachi, and late Chikodi have two children together while the deceased has a son from a previous relationship, who was living with them.
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“I got married to my late wife Chikodi Anele over four years ago. She had a son for another man before we got married. We have been living together in peace. We have two children. Our first child, a girl, is four years old while the second child is a boy, who is just one year old.
“On May 31, 2016, I went to my church, Jesus Disciples Fellowship, where we had a vigil. I came back around 5: 30 am and started playing Christian music. My wife came to where I was and said that I should give my stepson N100 naira to go to school. I told her that I had no money with me.
“You see, my late wife was hypertensive; she became very angry that I did not give my stepson N100. She started to insult me. I got angry and slapped her.
“She slapped me in return. I was shocked by her effrontery and slapped her a second time. She fell down and fainted.
“I rushed her to City Hospital, Nekede. On getting there, the doc¬tor checked her and confirmed that she was dead. I went to the nearby police station at Umuguma and reported the matter to the police and they arrested me.
“I love my wife. I had no intention to kill her. It was misunderstanding and annoyance that prompted me to slap her and she died. Up till now, it looks like a dream and a mystery to me, ” Onyekachi told Sun.
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