A 23-year-old woman, Blessing Ede’s younger brother and his
friends stabbed her husband to death following an argument over
Trouble started last year December, when
after an argument, the deceased, Mr. Isaac Ede, 36 asked his wife to go
and stay with her parents in Uvuru, Imo State and should remain there
until he sent for her to return to their home in Port Harcourt.
Mrs Blessing Ede
Sun reports that he did not contact her until April, 2014 when he
called her on phone to come back and pack her things out of his house.
May, the woman returned to Port Harcourt to do her husband’s bidding.
On that fateful day at about 11p.m, she came to the house with her
younger brother, Emmanuel Anuforo and two of his friends to pack her
belongings out of her husband’s house.
As she was packing her
things, she wanted to take along the baby-walker and an argument ensued
between the couple. In the heat of the argument, her younger brother and
his two friends descended on the husband and stabbed him with a sharp
broken bottle and he died.
Emmanuel and his friend were said to
have fled the scene, leaving his sister behind. She was alter arrested
by the by policemen from the State Criminal Investigation Department of
the Rivers State Police Command as neighbours raised the alarm.
interrogation, Blessing admitted having an argument with her husband
but said she didn not send her brother and his friends to kill him.
didn’t send my brother Emmanuel and his two friends to kill my husband.
It was the devil. We have been married for two years. I have one child
for him and right now I am six months pregnant. I cannot explain what
led to the death of my husband. It was impatience that led to it. I want
the family of my husband to forgive me for what I have done. With my
six months pregnancy I will suffer if I am sent to prison for murder,”
The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Tunde
Ogunsakin said, based on the findings of detectives investigating the
matter, the wife was a troublemaker.