Man beats pregnant wife to death in Enugu -Police

By The Citizen

The Enugu State Command of the Nigerian Police Force has arrested a man, Mr. Ozoemena Nwankwo, for allegedly beating his four months old pregnant wife, Ndidi Nwankwo, to death.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, the incident occurred around 10pm on October 17 at Nwankwo's residence in Akpawfu village, Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.

He said the chronic wife-beater, beat up Ndidi, who was four months pregnant, until she lost consciousness, adding that the woman sustained a severe injury on her right leg in the course of the beating.

Police spokesman said that the pregnant woman gave up the ghost after she was rushed to a nearby hospital and that her corpse has been deposited at Agbani General Hospital, in Nkanu West Local Government Area, while Nwankwo is currently in custody as police operatives conduct investigations into the incident.

Amaraizu said Nwankwo has expressed regrets over the development, saying he never thought his pregnant wife would die as a result of the beating.