A retired boxer now a Lord’s Chosen church pastor, identified as Everistus Ezehiri punched his wife to death on Wednesday.
It was gathered that the deceased was a hard-working petty trader in the local Ekeagbagba market.
Trouble started when the deceased asked her husband (now at large) for money with which to cook for the family on Christmas day.
Rather than provide the money, Mr Ezehiri had turned her into a punching bag leading to her instant death.
Following this development, youths from the deceased’s neighbouring village of Amamputu, also in Uli, were said to have descended on Mr Ezehiri’s Country home setting it ablaze.
However, this was not before several charms and idols were discovered in Ezehiri’s.Most amazing was a moulded human statue clothed with the apron of Our Lord Chosen.