A police Inspector attached to the Zone 9 Police Command, Umuahia in Aba, Abia State has hacked his wife to death over alleged infidelity.
Sunday Sun 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, despite her repeated denials, the police officer was said to have pounced on his wife and inflicted machete cuts on her . The woman, the source said, didn’t survive the cuts as she later died.
The husband was immediately arrested and detained by police authorities in Aba. Investigations 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 and at the slightest provocation.
It was also gathered that his colleagues had in past expressed disapproval over the inspector’s tendency to beat his wife, and had severally warned him against it, advising him rather to divorce her if he could no longer cope with her , but he did not heed their admonition.
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.