The police in Anambra State have arrested a 49-year-old man, Ikechukwu Atansi, for allegedly killing his wife, Uchechi and locking up her corps for three days.
It was gathered that after he killed his wife, Ikechukwu locked himself up in a room with her corpse for three days.
The incident happened in Ezimezi, Amawbia, in the Awka South Local Government Area of the state.
The man stayed inside the room with the corpse for three days until her body started decomposing and an offensive odour started oozing out from the room. That was when neighbours knew what had happened.
A resident revealed he suspect that he killed his wife for money rituals and his thinking was that he stayed with the corpse waiting for it to start yielding money, but he was disappointed.
In his defence, Ikechukwu confirmed that his wife was murdered, but he denied having a hand in the killing.
He revealed he went into a mysterious slumber during the period; he could not understand what was happening around him. Three times, he tried to regain consciousness but failed, because he fell down in the process and went into a deep sleep.
That was why the matter could not be reported to the police. It was on the third day that he somewhat regained consciousness and he raised the alarm and neighbours came and invited the police.
After a careful analysis of the scene by police detectives, marks of violence were observed on the body of the victim and blood spilled all over the room.
Photographs of the victim as well as the scene were taken and the corpse was removed and deposited in the Amaku General Hospital mortuary for autopsy after it was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
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