A man identified as Nnamdi Amajioyi, allegedly killed his wife in Umuifem, Avutu, Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State, on Tuesday, over an undisclosed family dispute.
According to reports, the suspect also shot his brother who tried to rescue the woman from her husband. The suspect then fled the scene of the incident thereafter.
While the woman bled to death, the suspect’s brother was rushed to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
The state Commissioner of Police , Rabiu Ladodo, who confirmed the incident, said the police had launched a manhunt for the fleeing suspect.
“Yes, it is true. We have launched a manhunt for the suspect . It is a very strange development. The man killed his own wife and shot his biological brother . But thank God that the brother is still alive though unconscious. We are monitoring him , ” Ladodo said.