Pregnant Nigerian wife ‘stabs husband to death over fried chicken’

A pregnant woman, Blessing Emmanuel, allegedly stabbed her husband to death following a disagreement between them.

The ugly incident was said to have occurred at Ohoro Community in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state.

The deceased, Jonathan Otomi Umamode, 30, was stabbed in the chest on Sunday night with a knife, it was alleged.

He was said to have died on the spot.

Acting state police spokesperson Bright Edafe said the suspect has been arrested and that she confessed to the crime.

The pregnant wife allegedly said she acted out of anger.

“The suspect, who was later arrested is a mother of seven and pregnant with her eighth child, confessed to the crime and said she angrily stabbed her husband who she claimed did not take care of her and the children,” Edafe said in a statement.

“(She said) that she had been taking care of herself and her kids; she sells fried chicken.

“On that fateful day, according to the suspect, her husband came and demanded she go home with him which she refused. She said the deceased gathered her fried chicken, doused it with kerosene and set it ablaze. She angrily used the knife in her hand to stab the husband in the heart and ran away.”

Edafe stated that the corpse of the deceased has since been deposited at the Ughelli Central Hospital mortuary, awaiting autopsy.

He added that the police had commenced investigation into the incident.

Sahara Reporters

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