Tragedy struck in Imo State after a man, identified as Victor Ikegwuonu, aged 25, was allegedly stabbed to death by his wife’s lover, known as Emeka Ezuruike.

NEWSNAIJA gathered that the deceased allegedly caught Ezuruike kissing his wife.

The incident happened at Umudike Umunna, in the Orlu Local Government Area of the state.

The deceased hailed from Ndibuche Arondizuogu in the Ideato North LGA of the state, while the suspect is a native of Ubomiri-Emuoba in Rivers State.

A source said, “The deceased saw the suspect kissing his wife while carrying her on his lap. He challenged him and an argument started between them. The confrontation degenerated and led to a fight. The suspect took a weapon and stabbed Victor Ikegwuonu, leading to him dying on the spot.”

Orlando Ikeokwu,  a spokesperson for the state police command, said three suspects had been arrested.

He noted that Ikegwuonu was stabbed in the left upper rib, which resulted in his death.

According to the PPRO, the remains of the victim were deposited in the morgue of the Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu.