Man strangles his pregnant wife to death over delay in opening gate for him

A man identified as Ikechukwu Obiora, has allegedly str@ngled his pregnant wife, Ebere, to d£ath in Anambra State over delay in opening the gate for him.

The incident happened in Ezi-Ogwugwu, Otolo-Nnewi in Nnewi North Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, March 2, 2023. 

It was gathered that the couple got married last year August and Ebere nee Uzuegbunam, was a few months pregnant before the unfortunate incident happened. 

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The suspect admitted to the crime after he was summoned by his in-laws, in Obiuno community in Otolo Nnewi, to explain what led to the d£ath of their daughter. 

“I returned home in the morning of March 2, 2023, and was knocking at the gate, but my wife did not open the gate immediately. In that anger, I started shouting at her. I first slapped and hit her from the gate to the house before angrily grabbing her by the neck and strangling her,” the suspect said. 

“I couldn’t believe what happened because I never expected that such actions would lead to her d£ath. 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 member.”

Meanwhile, a source close to the family, who spoke to the Punch on Monday, March 6, said the couple had been involved in domestic violence which had been unknown to the wife’s family members.

“Around 7pm on Thursday, March 2, 2023, the deceased family received a call from the husband’s mother, informing them that their daughter had just slumped and appeared to be dead,” the source narrated. 

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“As soon as they made their way to their in-law’s residence at Ezi-Ogwugwu, they were informed that their daughter had been rushed to the Nnewi Diocesan Hospital at Akwudo.

“At the hospital, the doctor on duty informed them that their daughter was d£ad after a medical check. The deceased family members had to take the body to another hospital, St. Felix Okolo Hospital, Nnewi, where the doctor also confirmed her d£ad before she was eventually deposited at the morgue.” 

A senior police officer at the State Police Command, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the incident to the publication, stating that the suspect would be charged after investigations.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO),Tochukwu Ikenga, could not confirm the incident when contacted.

However, a senior police officer at the command, who craved anonymity, confirmed the incident to our correspondent, saying the suspect would be charged after investigations were concluded.

See reactions below;

havilahdivas101: Na inec cause am nobody should tag me biko I am still not in the mood.

queen.esther__judgedebora: This is what we are talking about, Submission Preachers here and there, meanwhile nobody is talking to the Men on how to Love and respect their wives too. So he can’t come down and open the gate by himself? A pregnant Woman for that matter. Nonsense.

ben.elohim_: i thought they said no other men can compare to anambra men in terms of how they take care of their wives. I see how they take care of their wives now.

nmas_lingerie: Tufiakwa!!!! May we not marry our enemies as husband! Chukwu aju!!!!

dat_theatrenurse: A drop of water makes an ocean.. it starts from small slap to killing. May God have mercy on those who still tolerate abuse and stay in marriages simply because of what people will say. May shod rest her soul amen.

ksolo_hitz: Ladies when you see the signs please leave and save ur head, let people talk it’s better than being killed and blame the devil later 😢😢.

tochukwujoyce: Kaiiiiii!!!!!May we not marry our enemies 😢😢😢😢😢.

lawisedaybor: When you have an untamed anger spirit, you are obviously not fit for marriage. It is an incontrovertible fact. Kindly enjoy your jail term, those who recently stole our votes will soon be your Neighbour in the Prison.

princessmusa1:  I believe it’s love that bring a man and a woman together to become husband and wife. What happened to the first love……. God pls o.

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