A 41-year-old man, Francis Uzo, has reportedly committed suicide after allegedly hacking his wife, Ozoemena, to death over unresolved issues in Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ebere Amaraizu, said in Enugu yesterday that the tragic incident occurred on Tuesday in the couple’s residence at Nchantancha-Nike.
Amaraizu said that about noon, Okonkwo allegedly pounced on his wife over a yet-to-be established issue and inflicted several machete cuts on her.
He added that the woman lost several pints of blood before she was taken to the hospital where she was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
The PPRO, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that when the police arrived at the residence of the couple to arrest the husband, they found his body on the floor.
Amaraizu said the man was rushed to the Annunciation Hospital, Emene, for medical attention but was also confirmed dead. He said that the remains of the husband and his wife had been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.
The PPRO said that the Homicide Department of the police had commenced investigation into the unfortunate incident