A middle-aged man, Eke Ofia has reportedly beaten his pregnant wife to death for not giving him food.
The incident took place On Wednesday, September 9, 2021, in Ogwuagor in Abakpa Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Eke, who runs a scrap metal business in Nkpor Street, Abakpa, reportedly got home drunk and bounced on his wife when she failed to meet his needs.
The eight months pregnant woman was rushed to a nearby hospital by neighbors after she allegedly slumped. She was confirmed dead by the doctors in the early hours of Thursday.
The deceased was popularly called Mama Goodluck and they have been married for over 10 years in Uburu-Ekwe Street, Ogwuagor Abakpa.
According to neighbors, the couple has had constant disagreements over food especially because Eke rarely provides for the family.
Mr. Chibuike Ozo, a resident of the area said;
“The man came back last night (Wednesday) and asked the wife for food. The woman told him she needed to feed their children first because he did not drop money for food. The woman had to even source for Garri from neighbours so she could feed her children.
“The response by the woman got the husband, who came home drunk, angry and he pounced on her mercilessly. Before we could come to her rescue, she had collapsed. We rushed her to a hospital where she was confirmed dead in the early hours of Thursday.”
He said the suspect have been arrested by men of the Ugwuagor Vigilance Group.
The chief security officer of the area, Ikechukwu Ukwuani confirmed the story stating that the suspect have beeb handed over to the police.
“The story is true, I just came back from the Abakpa Police Station, where we handed him over to the police.” he said.