A 49-year old man known as Ikechukwu Atansi have been caught by the Anambra State Police command for apparently killing his wife and locking up himself with her corpse for several days.
The state’s police representative, Haruna Mohammed who verified the occurrence claimed the Central Police Station Awka got a distress call at approximately 8:30am on Thursday March 26, about an strange smell coming out from Atansi’s room.
A rotting body of a lady that was later recognized as Mrs Uchechi Atansi aged 31 years, was seen at the scene when law enforcement officers got entry into the house. Scars of violence was noticed on her body and blood spilled all over the room was admitted as evidence when detectives analyzed the scene.
Upon being interrogated, the suspect who lives in Umueze Village in Amawbia community claimed he slept for three days without knowing what happened to him. According to him, it was during that time some unknown persons came in and killed his wife.
Atansi also gave an excuse of not communicating with anyone at that time because his phone’s battery was dead.
The Commissioner of Police Mr. John B.Abang has ordered for immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal investigation department(CID) Awka for discreet investigation.