Man mistakenly slaps his wife to death in Owerri after returning from Church vigil (photo)

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 36 year old Onyekachi Anele, a father of a 4 year old daughter and a one year old son, has been arrested by the the Imo Police Command, Owerri for mistakenly murdering his wife after returning from vigil held at Jesus Disciples Fellowship.

Sunday Sun learnt from the Imo Commissioner of Police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu that trouble began on June 1, 2016, when Anele’s wife, 32-year-old Chikodi, asked him to give her son from an earlier marriage, N100 to take to school.
Taking up the tale, Anele said: “I got married to my late wife Chikodi Anele over four years ago. She had a son for another man before we got married. We have been living together in peace. We have two children. Our first child, a girl, is four years old while the second child is a boy, who is just one year old.”
He continued: “On May 31, 2016, I went to my church, Jesus Disciples Fellowship, where we had a vigil. I came back around 5: 30 am and started playing Christian music. My wife came to where I was and said that I should give my stepson N100 naira to go to school. I told her that I had no money with me.
“You see, my late wife was hypertensive; she became very an­gry that I did not give my stepson N100. She started to insult me. I got angry and slapped her.
She slapped me in return. I was shocked by her effrontery and slapped her a second time. She fell down and fainted.
“I rushed her to City Hospital, Nekede. On getting there, the doc­tor checked her and confirmed that she was dead. I went to the nearby police station at Umuguma and reported the matter to the police and they arrested me,” he said.
Promptly, the case was trans­ferred from Umuguma Police Station to State Criminal Investiga­tion Department, Owerri, the Imo State capital, where he has been in detention as investigation into the matter was in progress.
The officer-in-charge of the ho­micide section of the SCID, Supol Innocent Obi, further revealed that family members of the deceased had not yet been to the police to know the state of the matter. He stated that Anele had not yet informed them.
In anguish, Anele, told Sun­day Sun: “I love my wife. I had no intention to kill her. It was misunderstanding and annoyance that prompted me to slap her and she died. Up till now, it looks like a dream and a mystery to me.
When Sunday Sun visited the compound where Anele lived with his family before the unfortunate incident happened, his neighbours were still in shock.
One of them, Chukudi Eneka said, “They both loved each other; they were a good family. The devil just caused this thing. Suddenly we heard them quarrelling. The husband slapped the wife and the wife slapped him back. The hus­band then slapped her again. She fell down and fainted. We thought it was a joke. When she was taken to the hospital, the doctor said she was dead. We are shocked over the incident.”


  1. Kemi you called killing some a mistake...what's the news for slapping her in the first place...this pass me abeg

  2. Always walk away during any quarrel.

    1. Some women are devil in human form.. if not for lack of respect among women today , how dare a wife returning back a slap from her husband ? Now she is death and has landed the innocent man in trouble . Well far be it for me to marry a woman who has a child with another man .

    2. So @ anon15:01, men are free to b slapping wives free like that. Imagine if u wer a woman or ur daughter wer to b slapped just like that? Couples should b wary of physical abuse now. Who knows if it's not a set up for the devil for one of them to die in the fracas

    3. Say no to domestic violence...
      He should NOT have slapped her. no matter what your partner does(either a man or woman). No form of abuse should be tolerated.
      R.i.p madam

  3. He said he was shocked at her effrontery and he slapped her again for slapping him back, look at the way he also painted the step son scenario like he was doing her a favour by being her husband? So if she had a child b4 marriage nko? Did she force him to marry her? Its clear he had no intention of killing her but if she had not wouldnt have ended in the slaps..he wouldve taken off his belt to flog her...may these kind of men never find peace, and may he rot in jail. Rubbish! You love her, After all the night vigil you couldnt even control ur temper or ask the holyspirit to take control of ur home,watch how ur kids will grow to hate you. What you couldve avoided if u had just walked away!

  4. But Oga u stingy ontop 100naira, I know dat ill feelings of having to take care of an irresponsibles man child. I guess that's root of everything which eventually led to the woman's death

  5. ehya this story is just sad and complicated. i really feel for the man


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