The Enugu State Police Command has arrested one Chibuzor Okonkwo, who allegedly hacked his lover, Nkemakonam Onovo, to death.
The Command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement to NAN in Enugu on Tuesday, said the incident happened on Dec. 9, in Obe community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state.
Amaraizu pointed out that the suspect, Okonkwo, must have hit his lover over a misunderstanding that allegedly ensued in a yet-to-be-established issue.
According to him, the suspect allegedly hit his deceased lover with a wooden frame, following a slight provocation.
“It was further gathered that he hit the deceased on the head, leaving her unconscious.
“She was later confirmed dead by a doctor on duty when she was rushed to a hospital in the community.
“The body of the deceased is now deposited at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) mortuary in Ituku near Enugu for an autopsy,’’ he said.
Amaraizu said the suspect is helping the police with its investigations.