Man Stabs Pregnant Wife To Death In Bayelsa

The Bayelsa Police Command has
confirmed the arrest of a suspect who
allegedly stabbed his pregnant wife to
death in Imiringi, a suburb of the state
capital, Yenagoa. SaharaReporters
learnt that the victim was seven
months pregnant. The police stated
that the tragic stabbing was triggered
by a domestic squabble.
Police Public Relations Officer, Alex
Akhigbe, confirmed the incident in
Yenagoa on Wednesday. He said the
suspect was arrested after the murder
was reported to the police, adding that
the police had commenced
investigations into the matter.
“After preliminary investigations, the
matter was transferred to the State
CID for thorough investigation,” said
Mr. Akhigbe. He added: “Right now,
the suspect is in the custody of the
Criminal Investigation Department
undergoing interrogation.”
Meanwhile, a source in the community
told a correspondent of
Our Reporter that the stabbing,
which took place on June 19, arose
from a heated argument between the
couple over an unspecified issue. The
source said neighbors had overheard
the couple engaged in a running
argument which later degenerated into
a physical fight. At one point, the irate
husband reportedly reached for a
kitchen knife and stabbed his wife in
the chest.
“The woman fell down in a pool of
blood, while the children in the house
raised an alarm which attracted
neighbors,” said the source. He added
that the neighbors rushed to the
house and hurriedly took the gravely
wounded woman to a nearby hospital
where she died shortly after.
“The woman lost so much blood and
died a few minutes after arrival at the
hospital,” the source said.
Meanwhile, the suspect’s father, who
is a pastor, told reporters in Yenagoa
that he received the terrible news with
“rude shock.” He said he was away in
Rivers State when members of his
church phoned to inform him of the

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