I Killed My Wife To Stop Her From Infecting People With HIV- Man Tells Police

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The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man, Phillip
Katongu, for allegedly stabbing his wife to death. Katongu, who hails from Wamba, Nasarawa State, was
apprehended by operatives of the Department of Criminal Investigations, Yaba,
Lagos.
The police said the victim, Justina, was stabbed to death in
a street at Oniru Estate, Maroko, Lagos, where she and her husband were living.

We learnt that Justina was stabbed in about
three places before she died. Also, the knife used for the murder had been
recovered by the police.
Justina, who hailed from Kauro, Kaduna State, did not have
any child for the suspect before her death.
It was also learnt that Katongu, who worked as a
construction worker on the Victoria Island, had a wife outside the marriage in
Nasarawa State before marrying the deceased.
However, after having allegedly killing the wife, Katongu
was said to have also attempted to commit suicide before the neighbours forced
the door open and rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was revived.
Forty-five-year-old Katongu, told policemen that he killed
his wife because she infected him with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, among
other misdeeds.
He said, “I married Justina, my second wife in December
2010. I later learnt that she had given birth to two girls for a man. The girls
died of AIDS.
“However, when we first met, she did not tell me all these.
I explained to her that I have a wife with children and I wanted to marry her
too. Before marriage, I told her we should go to hospital to conduct HIV test,
but she refused and said that she was HIV negative. So we started sleeping
together.”
Katongu added that without his knowledge, his wife had been
going to Abuja for medical treatment every three months for HIV, until March
2013 when she took him along.
He said it was at the hospital that she disclosed her HIV
status to him.
He said, “I was angry and told the doctor who equally blamed
her for not disclosing it to me. The doctor then tested me, and I was positive.
We came back to Lagos and continued with the relationship because I loved her.
But suddenly, she told me she wanted to pack out from my house that she was no
longer interested in marrying me having had another person in Abuja. In fact,
the man usually called her on phone while we were together.
“I told her that with her status, she should not go and be
infecting people with the virus. And that I will kill her and kill myself. We
started fighting and I stabbed her. It was in the early hours. I stabbed her
three times with a knife. She shouted and people were knocking at our door.

After she died, I stabbed myself, and the people broke the
door open. I woke up to find myself in a hospital. I feel very bad that I
killed my wife. I loved her very much.”
Culled from Punch

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