Abia state police command arrested one Mrs Rose Uwaga for allegedly strangling her 83-year-old husband, Alhaji Isa Uwaga, in Umuahia, the state capital.
Spokesperson of the state police command, Geoffrey Ogbonnaya, confirmed this incident saying that one of Uwaga’s children, Ibeabuchi, reported the matter to the police on July 2.
Ibeabuchi told the police that he left home that morning with his parents having a disagreement over an issue. He said he returned home later only to find his late father in a sitting position.
Investigations by the police indicates that the couple had a misunderstanding on that day and this degenerated into a fight in their residence at Ohobo-Afara in Umuahia. The deceased allegedly picked up a machete to scare his wife. The woman who has a huge stature, allegedly held him by the neck and strangled him.
The deceased was immediately buried in accordance with Islamic rites.
Police sources say the elderly woman went into hiding after the incident but was later arrested and is now in police custody.