An unidentified butcher has reportedly stabbed his wife to death in Warri, Delta State.
The incident occurred yesterday evening, DAILY POST can report.
The matter is before the Police and the suspect is cooling his heels in a police cell.
It was learnt that the suspect tried to scoop hot water from the fire to bathe when he returned from the market where he butchers and sells meat, however, his wife refused and asked him not to touch the gas claiming he does not give them money for upkeep or to fill the gas at home.
The suspect reportedly ignored his wife and went straight to the gas to scoop the hot water. His wife attacked him and a fight broke out between the couple.
In the ensuing scuffle, the deceased wife rushed a knife with the intention to stab her hubby who in turn overpowered her, collected the knife and used same to stab her severally until she collapsed.
At that point, the suspect rushed his wife to a private hospital for treatment where he lied that she was involved in a ghastly accident.
Pained by the development, his daughter rushed to the Police Station and reported the matter and the suspect was immediately arrested.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the report in a telephone chat with Our Correspondent in Warri.
He said, “Confirmed” without providing much details.