MY PREGNANT WIFE FELL DOWN AND DIED DURING AN ARGUMENT, I DIDNT KILL HER – HUSBAND
Mathew Ankyio, 37, has refuted suggestions that he killed his wife, saying she fell during an argument with him, hit her chest on an iron cabinet and subsequently gave up the ghost at the Wuse General Hospital, Abuja, Punchng reports.
The ICTC worker said he could not explain the reason for the domestic issue that led to his wife’s demise last Thursday. Ankyio, who is in police custody for homicide, said he had just returned home in the night when his wife, who was 8 months pregnant, held on to his shirt over an unstated reason.
He said, “I was surprised because we didn’t have any issue before I left the house in the morning. I was telling her to leave my shirt and allow me to go and buy recharge card because I needed to call a client who owed me some money.
When asked to defend allegations by neighbours that he usually quarrelled with his wife, the IT worker denied it, saying the people often misconstrued his discussions with his wife because they did not understand his Tiv language. .
Asked about his in-laws’ reaction to their daughter’s death, the suspect stated that they did not raise any fuss about it “because my in-laws didn’t know me as a bad person.” .
He added that the wife’s family members had approached the police to close the case so that they could plan their daughter’s burial.