Nigerian woman identified as Mrs Rose Uwaga has been arrested by men of the Abia state police command for allegedly strangling her 83-year-old husband, Alhaji Isa Uwaga in Umuahia, the state capital.
This was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Geoffrey Ogbonnaya.
According to the PPRO, one of Uwaga’s children, Ibeabuchi reported the matter to the police on July 2.
The suspect’s child identified as Ibeachi told the police that he left home that morning with his parents quarrelling about an issue.
Ibeachi said he returned home later only to find his late father in a sitting position.
According to police investigation, the couple had a misunderstandingon that day and this degenerated into a fight in their residence at Ohobo-Afara in Umuahia.
To scare his angry wife, the deceased allegedly picked up a machete to scare his wife but the woman who has a huge stature, allegedly held him by the neck and strangled him, it was learnt.
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.