Father of three allegedly beats and strangles wife to death in Rivers

March 7th, 2024


Father of three allegedly beats and strangles wife to death in Rivers

A man identified as Michael Chidozie has been arrested by the Rivers State Police Command for allegedly beating his wife and strangling her to death in their home in Mile 4, near Port Harcourt.

 

Mrs Ufuoma Eriera Chidozie, a mother of three who hailed from Delta State, allegedly died after sustaining injuries following the assault in the early hours of Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

 

She died leaving behind her sons aged 10, 7, and 5.

 

A source in the area who pleaded anonymity told Punch that the victim’s husband called his late wife’s brother to come that there was an emergency at their home but fled before his in-law arrived.

 

The source said: “When the late woman’s brother arrived, the house was open and quiet. He then went in only to find the lifeless body of his sister. He shouted and called out the name of the woman’s husband.

 

“But he was nowhere to be found and there was no trace of him. Since then they have been looking for him and even reported the matter to the police.”

 

He further revealed that the couple had been having issues.

 

The suspect was however arrested Wednesday morning, March 6, by the Agip Police Division, Mile 4, Port Harcourt.

 

The spokesperson of the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident, saying the suspect was in detention and that an investigation is ongoing.

 

The woman’s corpse has been deposited in the mortuary pending an autopsy.

 


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