Hon. Mathias Nweze a former member of the Enugu Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) was said to have rushed to the police station in the town of Umuida Enugu Ezike in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State to report himself for killing his wife.
In his report to the police, Nweze claimed that while he was sleeping
in his house at about 11 pm last Saturday, his generator went off
twice, arousing the suspicion that robbers might have invaded his
compound. He therefore brought out his pump action gun and fired several
times at the direction of the generator. Having been living with his
two wives in the same house, he claimed that while trying to shoot
whoever was out there in the compound, one of the bullets hit his wife, leaving her critically injured.
However, the neighbours of the Nwezes believed the suspect must have
made up the story to the police to lessen the weight of his crime.
According to two neighbours who spoke to THISDAY newspaper on grounds of
anonymity, they said the suspect had given money to the late wife
to cook some delicacy for him but he was angered when he found out that
rather than cook what he wanted, he was served something else which
they identified as ‘corn mill’. An angry Nweze had rushed into his room,
picked his gun, stormed out, aimed the gun at the wife, and pulled the trigger, the neighbours claimed.
State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed
the report, adding that the body of the deceased had been deposited at
the mortuary for autopsy, just as the suspect has been detained by the
police. He also noted that the police had commenced full scale
investigation into the incident that led to the shooting of the mother