A true drama unfolded in Aba, Abia State, as a police Inspector attached to the Zone 9 Police Command, Umuahia, has hacked his wife to death over alleged infidelity.
It has been gathered that the police Inspector [names withheld] who lives at Judges Barracks, Central Police Station (CPS), Aba, had at about 8.00 pm on Friday accused the wife of infidelity. According to a source, the officer has attacked his wife with a machete -- despite her repeated denials. The woman didn't survive the cuts and later died.
The husband was immediately arrested and detained by police authorities in Aba. Investigation revealed that it was not the first time the Inspector, who hails from Boki Local Government Area of Cross River, would attack his wife over alleged infidelity at the slightest provocation.
It has also been gathered that the Inspector's colleagues had warned him against the tendency to beat his wife, advising him rather to divorce her if he could no longer cope with her.
When contacted, Abia State commissioner of Police, Usman Tilli Abubakar, confirmed the incident, describing it as unfortunate. He said he has directed that the matter be transferred to the State Criminal and Investigation Department (SCID), Umuahia, for further investigations, assuring that the police officer would face the law if found guilty.