A former Local Government Councilor has been stabbed to death by his wife in Nkpolu-Rumuigbo, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The victim, Honourable Skin Kinikanwo Amadi was a one-time councilor at Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the State
He was reported killed by his wife identified as Ihuoma Amadi on Wednesday night in Obio/Akpor.
Eyewitnesses said the victim and his wife have been facing family disagreement for over a month, but that the development worsened on Wednesday night.
A woman in the Amadi’s family, wife of the victim’s brother, who spoke under condition of anonymity narrated that Ihuoma, the suspect, had called her husband around 10:00 p.m. over the fight that had broken out between them.
“Around past 10:00 p.m., Ihuoma called my husband that Skin is disturbing her that he (my husband) should come. It was late so my husband was a bit reluctant to leave the house.
“Around 11pm, a man rushed to our house to inform my husband that his brother is seriously bleeding and he needs help. When we got there he was already being taken to the hospital.
“When I asked the woman what happened she said the man broke a beer bottle and while they were trying to retrieve it from him the bottle touched him.”
The victim’s brother, Clinton Amadi, described the incident as shocking.
He said: “The whole thing came to me ask a shock. I was called that my brother has been stabbed. Before I got there he was already in a comma.
“He is dead and in the mortuary. He has been having problems with his wife for a while now. I called the police and they have also come.”
However, at press time, the spokesman of the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the development but added that he does not have details of the incident.