ABAKALIKI— IT was a sad weekend in Ndubia Inyimaegu community
in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, following reports of the
death of one Jacinta, who was allegedly beaten to death by her
husband, James Uguru, over adultery.
Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer of the state
command, ASP George Okafor, revealed that the suspect had angrily
beaten his wife to stupor when the deceased stopped him from
chasing after her alleged lover boy.
The Lagos-based Uguru was said to have become suspicious of the
wife’s alleged promiscuity following rumours making the rounds on
the matter in the community whenever he visits home to see his
… and the phone rang
It was learned that trouble started when the couple was discussing in
the sitting room and suddenly a phone started ringing in their
bedroom. As the husband made to go for the phone, his wife held his
waist, preventing him from moving.
Vanguard gathered that as he was being prevented from entering the
bedroom, the wife’s alleged lover ran out from their bedroom. His
wife’s insistence that he should not chase after the man made him
vent his anger on her.
A source said: “He started punching the woman, who eventually
collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where she was confirmed
Vanguard further gathered that the suspect, while in Lagos, had been
suspecting the wife of having an extra-marital affair with the said
lover before the ugly episode.
According the police spokesman, the suspect has been arrested as
efforts were on to arrest the said lover boy.