The police in Bayelsa State have arrested a 27 years old woman who allegedly stabbed her husband to death in the Azikoro suburb of Yenagoa the state capital.
The woman identified as Osas Omorege according to eyewitnesses stabbed her spouse, Chukwuma Iwu over alleged marital squabbles.
It was gathered that trouble started when the wife of the deceased suspected he was having extra marital affairs due to his alleged late night outings.
The tragic incident which threw the rustic Azikoro settlement into mourning occurred last Friday when the deceased reportedly received a phone call which the wife suspected was from one of his lovers.
The wife’s suspicion and anger over the phone call the source said, might have been fuelled by his alleged absence from home for two days.
“After returning late to his matrimonial home he received a phone call which the wife suspected was coming from his girlfriend and attempted to stop him from answering it”, the source added.
Consequently, a scuffle ensued and the deceased ordered his wife to move out of the house with her belongings, the source further said.
Angered by the wife’s refusal to comply with his order the deceased was said to have reached for a kitchen knife ostensibly to frighten her but she was adamant.
Immediately he dropped the knife, the wife was said to have picked the said knife and stabbed the husband on the chest.
The loud cry of the husband for help attracted neighbours who rushed to the scene and took him to the health facility in the community where he was confirmed dead.
The woman it was learnt turned in herself to the police where she is currently in detention and assisting them in their investigation into the matter.
Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Fidelis Odunna (DSP) confirmed the incident saying the woman voluntarily gave up herself to the police. He said she would be charged to court for murder.