The Enugu State Police Command on Friday commenced investigations to unravel why one Francis Uzo, 41, had to kill himself after hacking his wife to death in Emene, near Enugu.
The command’s spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement in Enugu that the investigations were being handled by the homicide section of the Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (CIID) of the command.
“The couple was reported to have been living happily until Wednesday when Francis was alleged to have murdered his 40-year-old wife, Mrs. Ozoemena Uzo.
“Francis was also alleged to have killed himself after the incident,’’ Mr. Amaraizu said in the statement.
“It was gathered that on that day at noon, Mr. Uzo had allegedly pounced on his wife over a yet-to-be-established issue and inflicted several degrees of injuries on her.
“The injuries allegedly brought about serious bleeding all over her body.
“She was later rushed to a hospital where she was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
“However, the husband of the deceased and alleged murderer was already in coma and could not talk before the arrival of police operatives.
“He was promptly rushed to Annunciation Hospital, Emene, for medical attention where he was later confirmed dead,’’ he said.
Mr. Amaraizu said that the bodies of couple had been deposited at the Annunciation Hospital’s mortuary, Emene.