Man Kills Wife Over Alleged Infidelity And Stuffed Her Corpse Inside Bin Bucket ( SEE PHOTOS AND WATCH VIDEO)

Spousal killings are increasingly been recorded in Nigeria.

A motor vehicle parts dealer, Tochukwu Isaiah Chukwu, at the popular Ladipo Spare Parts Market in Lagos, has been arrested for the murder of his wife Joy who he allegedly stabbed to death and tried to disposed her body .

The suspect was apprehended by vigilant residents, while attempting to dispose her corpse which he stuffed inside a bin bucket at night.

Reports has it  that when the suspect, Tochukwu, was caught he gave the impression that he was taking his dead wife’s remains to the mortuary, but the neighbours became suspicious when the four people who accompanied him ran away on sighting the Police.

But, when the Police took the corpse to the mortuary for postmortem examination, it was discovered that the victim was stabbed in the back with a knife.

Police operatives led by the Divisional Police Officer for Akinpelu, Oshodi, CSP Jimoh Aliu, went back to the crime scene where they discovered the murder weapon and secured it for further forensic analysis.

According to Tochukwu, “my wife was a flirt. There was a time I traveled to Enugu State; when I called my wife, she didn’t pick. Later a man picked her call and threatened me. The man who picked my call told me never to call her again.”

One of the wife’s relatives, who does not want his name in print, said: “It is just unfortunate that Joy died this way. Her parents had told her to quit the marriage, because her life was obviously in danger. But she stayed, thinking he would change his suspicious nature.

“Now see where it has landed her. Before this incident, he told his wife that he was travelling, but he didn’t. Unknown to Joy, he had his plans. He has never caught her with any man.”

A neighbour, Maris Uke, said: “Mr. Tochukwu has been living with his wife here for a while. He is very suspicious of his wife’s activities.

“Actually, we don’t know what happened that night, but they were always having domestic issues. It was in the course of their issue that he killed her.

“He was caught in the middle of the night while attempting to dispose her remains, which was stuffed in a bucket.

“He tried to hide her remains in the large container by lifting it on his head in a bid to protect it from public glare. But unfortunately for him he ran out of luck and was caught.”

Further information revealed that  Chukwu and Joy, both indigenes of Ebonyi State, had been living together for the past two years without formalizing their relationship

Confirming the incident, spokesperson of Lagos State Police Command, SP Chike Oti, said the suspect was in custody and that investigation was still ongoing.

He added: “From preliminary investigation, it appears like a case of domestic violence.
The Police have visited the crime scene and recovered the murder weapon (knife). They secured it carefully for further forensic analysis.”

he also warned that couples must not to stay in abusive relationships and  must also report any case of domestic violence before it is too late.”

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