Enugu: Man lands in police net for beating pregnant wife to death

A man simply identified as Eke Nwe Ofia has been arrested by the police in Enugu for beating his wife to death.

The suspect who reportedly deals on condemned iron at Nkpor Street, Abakpa and is alleged to be a drunkard.

The incident took place in the residence at Uburu-ekwe Street, Ogwuagor Abakpa Nike Enugu.

Identified as Mama Goodluck the deceased is said to be about 8-month pregnant before her untimely death.

The mother of 4 who hails from Ebonyi State was pummelled by her husband Wednesday night and was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was confirmed dead.

An eye witness said; “The man came back last night and asked the wife for food. The woman told her she needs to feed her children first because the man didn’t drop money for food and the woman had to even source for the garri from neighbours so she could give her children.

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“The response by the woman obviously got the husband (who came back drunk in his usual manner) angry and he pounced on her mercilessly. Before we could come to her rescue, she has collapsed and we helped in rushing her to hospital where she was later confirmed dead in the early hours of Thursday,” the witness who gave his name as Chibuike Ozo told our correspondent.

The man was arrested by men of Ugwuagor Vigilante.

When contacted, the Chief Security Officer of the area, Hon. Ikechukwu Ukwuani popularly known as Enyi told our correspondent that the story is true and the man has been handed over to the police.

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“The sad story is true. I just came back from Abakpa Police Station where we handed him over to the police,” the CSO said.

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