The Police spokesperson, DSP Ebere Amaraizu said in Enugu on Wednesday that the tragic incident occurred on Tuesday November 15 in their residence.
The deceased couple lived at Nchantancha-Nike area of the state.
DSP Amaraizu said that on the fateful day, around 12noon, Okonkwo allegedly pounced on his wife, over a yet-to-be established issue and inflicted several machete cuts on her.
He added that the woman lost several pints of blood before she was taken to hospital where she was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
The police spokesperson said that when the police arrived at the residence of the couple to arrest the husband, they found him lifeless on the floor.
Amaraizu said he was rushed to the Annunciation Hospital, Emene for medical attention but was also confirmed dead.
He said that the remains of the husband and his wife had been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.
The homicide department of the police had commenced investigation into the unfortunate incident.