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Man kills wife in domestic fight



A 49-year-old man, Ikechukwu Atansi has allegedly killed his wife, Uchechi.

The incident happened in Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, during a fight by the couple in their rented home at Egbengwu Layout, Ezimezi Village.

Some neighbours allege that Atansi killed his wife for ritual predicating their suspicion that he concealed her death until her decomposing corpse was found in a nearby uncompleted two-storey building .

Anambra State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident in a press release.

According to him, neighbours of the couple reported that a dangerous stench emitting from the apartment of the couple drew public attention.

“On the 26/3/2020 at about 8:30am, distress call was received by the Central Police Station, Awka, that unusual odour was perceived by the neighbours oozing out from the room of one Ikechukwu Atansi ‘m’ at Chimas House Ezimezi, Amawbia.

Following the report, Police patrol team led by DPO Central Police Station, Awka, CSP Chuks Nwoke rushed to the scene, opened the door and discovered a decomposing body of a woman who was later identified as Mrs Uchechi Atansi ‘f’ aged 31 years,” he said.

Haruna also revealed that while the deceased hails from Enugwu-Agidi, her husband hails from Umudum Village in Isuaniocha, adding that there were marks of violence all over the lifeless body of Uchechi and blood.

“Consequently, photographs of the victim as well as the scene were taken and corpse removed and deposited at Amaku General Hospital Mortuary for autopsy after it was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

Surprisingly however, the deceased husband, one M Ikechukwu Atansi ‘m’ aged 49 years of Umudum Village in Isuanochia was right inside the room with the deceased when the door was opened and could not give a satisfactory account of what actually transpired.

Instead, the husband claimed that he was injected with a substance by unknown persons who according to him must have killed his wife.

The husband was subsequently arrested, and he is assisting the Police with useful information to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Commissioner of Police John Abang, has ordered for immediate transfer of the case to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Awka, for discreet investigation please,” Haruna added.

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