A man, identified as Obum, has been reported to have stabbed his wife and a pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) to death.
The incident occured in Umudibia Autonomous Community in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State on Friday.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident started around 4pm when Obum’s wife, Ogechi and her one- year- old son were heard screaming for help.
The cry attracted the attention of neighbours and passersby, including youths within the village who noticed the man attacked the wife in their living room.
One of the eyewitnesses disclosed that as the crowd intensified effort to rescue the woman, Obum, who was holding a knife, threatened to kill anyone who tried to stop his action.
The Nation reports that by the time the crowd succeeded in seizing him, they found the woman covered in the pool of her blood with her face inflicted with bruises.
When Obum noticed that his wife had been taken away for medical attention, he became more aggressive and chased everyone with knife.
It was at this point that he met the Pastor who had mediated in their quarrel prior to the incident and stabbed him from behind, the eyewitness said.
Obum’s aggressiveness and stabbing of the pastor coincided with arrival of the police operatives from Nekede/Ihiagwa Divisional Police Station who immediately shot him in the leg.
It was further reported that the dispersed youths regrouped and descended on Obum with clubs.
The President General of Umuokoto Community Council (UCC) Hon. Charles Anozie, who confirmed the incident, said Obum and the pastor were rushed to the hospital where they later died.