The Anambra Police Command has detained suspended Nnewi North Local Government Area transition committee chairman Mbazulike Iloka in connection with the passing of his wife.
He said that additional investigations were being carried out by the Command via the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to determine what actually happened.
According to Tochukwu, he learned of the claims after learning that his wife Chidiebere passed away last week.
He was suspended immediately the incident happened by Governor Chukwuma Soludo.
The former Chairman, popularly referred to as Mba Mba, was accused of killing his wife in a case of domestic violence, a charge which he denied, claiming she slumped and died.
Two human rights groups Campiagn for Democracy (CD) and Human Rights Liberty Access and Peace Defenders Foundation (HURIDE) petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba to arrest the former Chairman to serve as a deterrent to others.
Chidiebere was said to have slumped and died on August 7, 2022 after serving her husband breakfast.
But sources said her death was not natural following bruises said to have been found all over her body.
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