Man kills his wife because she dumped him for another man after infecting him with HIVBy Mason White 12:37 PM August 13, 2014
By: Anika Rao
A man became furious after his wife dumped him for another man despite infecting him with HIV, police in Nigeria said.
Lagos State Police said that they arrested Phillip Katongu, for allegedly stabbing his wife to death.
Katongu of Wamba, Nasarawa, was arrested for killing Justina. Justina was stabbed three times before she died.
Katongu, who worked in construction in Victoria Island, also has another wife.
Katongu is said to have attempted suicide after killing his second wife, but his neighbors held him back until police arrived.
Katongu, 45, told police that he killed his wife because she infected him with HIV. Katongu met his wife several years ago, but she did not disclose that she had HIV.
In fact she refused to undergo an HIV test, saying she was negative for the virus. The woman went for medical treatment for HIV every three months without telling her husband.
Last year, the hospital told the husband that his wife was HIV positive. This week, the woman revealed that she was in love with another man and she plans on dumping her husband.
The suspect took a knife and killed his wife before trying to commit suicide.