• Wife murdered with pestle by Okada rider, man guns down girlfriend

• Flood claims pregnant woman, daughter, 2 ot

Multiple tragic incidents were recorded in different parts of Anambra State yesterday. First was the killing of a housewife with a pestle by her husband, while another man shot dead his girlfriend for yet-to-be-ascertained reasons. Again, four persons, including a pregnant woman, were confirmed dead following massive flooding in different parts of the state.

At 2, Umudioka Street, Nkpor, Idemili North Council, James Nworah, commercial motorcylist (okada rider) from Izzi, Ebonyi State, killed his wife in the early hours of yesterday by smashing her head with a pestle while she was asleep around 2am.

We gathered that the couple, blessed with five children, recently packed into the building. His townsman identified as Romanus told our reporter that the man has been mentally unstable and was a commercial motorcyclist affected by the recent okada ban in Onitsha.

He said Nwogha joined his wife in her pap business after the okada ban, adding that the incident happened when they had finished sieving the pap they would sell the following day.

Anambra State police public relations officer, Muhammed Haruna, confirmed the incident but said the man hit his wife, Jennifer Nwogha, 30, on the head with a pestle during altercation that ensued  between them, and she died on the spot.

Haruna said the scene of crime was visited by police detectives attached to Ogidi Division, led by the DPO, CSP Mark Ijarafu, while the suspect was being detained pending full investigation.

In another development, Uchenna, 25, of Orofia village, Abagana, was shot dead by Chika of Oranto Ukpo community, inside his friend’s room.

Haruna said detectives attached to Dunukofia Division, led by the DPO, visited the scene of crime and discovered that the room, occupied by Nwabueze, was locked and the suspects escaped. He said the victim was taken to Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, where she was confirmed dead by a doctor.



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