Anambra: 6 months after marriage, hubby allegedly strangles wife to death in Nnewi
It was another tragic day in Anambra state as six months old marriage between one Mr Ikechukwu Obiora and his wife Mrs Ebere Obiora has ended up in the alleged murder of the later by the former.
According to our source, the incident happened in Otolo Nnewi, Nnewi South local government area of Anambra state on March 2, 2023.
Narrating further, our source explained that “on the late hours of the 2nd of March, 2023, the family of late Mr Nathaniel Uzuegbunam in Obiuno community in Otolo, Nnewi received a very sad and heartbreaking news about the death of their daughter, Mrs Ebere Obiora (Nne Uzuegbunam), who was later discovered to have been allegedly strangled to death by her husband, Mr Ikechukwu Obiora from Ezi-Ogwugwu community, also in Otolo, Nnewi.
“It was a rude shock to the family, as they have no idea of their daughter having issues with her husband since she got married in August, 2022.
”However, on the evening of that 2nd of March, around 7pm, the mother-in-law of the deceased called the family of the deceased and told them that their daughter slumped and was looking dead, saying that they should come around quickly. On getting there, they were told to come to Nnewi Diocesan Hospital (Akwudo) where she was taken to.
“In any case, they hurriedly went to Akwudo, where the Medical doctor on duty confirmed that their daughter has passed on.
“May be out shock or in a desperate bid to get to the root of the situation and clear all doubts, she was again taken to St. Felix Okolo hospital,where it was also confirmed that their daughter was dead.”
An eye witness told WITHIN NIGERIA that her remains was then taken to Akwudo mortuary where it was deposited for embalming.
“Meanwhile, out of doubt that their daughter cannot just slump and die, and considering how pale the body was looking, showing that she must have died a long time ago and not that evening, and also the fact that her tongue was outside her mouth as a sign of someone who was strangled , the family of the deceased immediately reached out to the husband for more explanations.
By and large, when the husband, Mr Ikechukwu Obiora was reached, he initially denied saying that his wife only slumped and died, but could not give reasonable and convincing explanations on how it happened.
When asked why he did not call his in-laws to tell them what happened to their daughter, until his mother had to call, he didn’t also give any reasonable excuse.
“He was immediately arrested by Policemen and taken to Otolo Police station for more interrogations.
WITHIN NIGERIA source revealed that when he discovered that his inlaws were determined to carry out autopsy on their deceased daughter, he finally confessed to the crime, explaining that he actually strangled her to death.
“Not satisfied with his confession the family of the deceased are currently taking necessary legal steps to bring the murderer to book. He will definitely face the consequences of his actions”
However, all efforts to get the reaction of the Police Public Relations Officer of Anambra state command, Mr. Tochukwu Ikenga proved abortive as he was not picking his calls.