Anambra man kills pregnant wife
A man from Ezi-Ogwugwu, in Nnewi, Anambra state, southeast Nigeria, has strangled his pregnant wife to death in a case of domestic violence. The couple got married last August.
The killer husband, Ikechukwu Obiora, confessed to murdering Ebere. Ikechukwu said he became angry after the victim kept him waiting at the gate of their residence while he kept knocking.
He said, “In that anger, I started shouting at her. I first slapped and hit her from the gate to the house before angrily grabbing her on the neck and strangling her to death.
“I couldn’t believe what happened because I never expected that such actions would lead to her death.
“I eventually abandoned the corpse and left out of fear and confusion, after confiding in a few persons who I sought advice on what to do.
“It was later in the evening that my mother reached out to my wife’s family members.”
The victim had allegedly endured bouts of domestic violence before the latest incident.
The deceased’s corpse was deposited in the mortuary after doctors pronounced her dead.
The police are yet to comment on the incident.