– An Ebonyi state man has been arrested after battering his wife to death.
– James Uguru is alleged to have killed her after discovering her lover in their bedroom.
– The police are still looking for the alleged lover, who is wanted for information.
A man from Ebonyi state, name locally as James Uguru, has been arrested after beating his wife Jacint to death for her alleged infidelity. The murder of Jacint took place over the weekend in the area of Ndubia Inyimaegu community, in the Izzi local government area of Ebonyi State. Local police spokesman ASP George Okafor revealed that Uguru had angrily beaten his wife into a stupor and then death after the deceased stopped him from chasing after her alleged lover boy.
Uguru, who lives and works in Lagos state, was said to have become suspicious of the wife’s apparent promiscuity after he heard rumors about her adultery making the rounds in the community whenever he visited home to see his family. After Uguru came back from Lagos to visit, trouble started when the couple were having a discussion in their sitting room when suddenly, a phone started to ring in their marital bedroom. The husband went to find the phone but his wife then stopped him by holding on to his waist, preventing him from moving.
Uguru is said to have become furious after he was being prevented from entering the bedroom, and at that moment, his wife’s alleged lover emerged from under the bed to make his escape. According to local reports, his wife’s insistence that he should not chase after the man made him vent his anger on her. “He started punching the woman, who eventually collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where she was confirmed dead,” an eyewitness said.
According to the police spokesman, Uguru has been arrested and charged however the woman’s lover remains at large and is wanted by police. An investigation has been launched into the incident. If found guilty of murder, Uguru is likely to face life imprisonment.