Tragedy occurred on Tuesday when a jealous wife poisoned and stabbed her husband to death for attempting to bring a second wife to their matrimonial home.
The tragic incident occurred in Mgboshiminu community in Obio/Akpor Local Government of Rivers State.
It was gathered that the suspect, Charity Ovudah who is now on the run, initially had a scuffle with the deceased, Peter Ovudah for attempting to bring a second wife who is reportedly pregnant into their matrimonial home.
Mrs. Igbokwe Onyeka, a neighbour to the Ovudahs revealed that; “The family had been quarreling over the issue of a second wife but no one anticipated that Charity would be so angered killed her husband.
The couple’s 19-year-old housemaid, Loveth said she witnessed how Ovudah died.
Loveth claimed she saw her madam (Charity) adding “something” to her husband’s food that fateful night.
“I was the one who served the food for my aunt’s husband but my aunt added something that looked like salt and mixed it together.
So when Oga came back and started eating I was monitoring him. After about 30 minutes he started behaving strange and fell off the dining chair, rolling on the floor and shouting for help.
That was when my aunt came and stabbed him till he gave up”, she said.
The remains of the deceased has been deposited at the Braithwaite Memorial Hospital mortuary in Port Harcourt.