A hungry Enugu man beats his pregnant wife to death over her inability to prepare food for him after returning from work hungry and drunk.
A middle-aged man identified as Eke Ofia, has been arrested for reportedly beating his eight-month pregnant wife to death over food at their home in Ogwuagor, Abakpa Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area, Enugu state.
Eke, who owns a scrap metal business on Nkpor Street in Abakpa, allegedly returned home drunk on September 9 and requested food from his wife, according to reports. He was informed by his wife that she had no food to give him because he had not given her any money to prepare food. She allegedly told him that the little food left in the house was for their children. He was enraged by her reply, and he reportedly jumped on her, battering her until she fainted.
The wife was immediately transported to the hospital by concerned neighbors, where she was admitted. She later, died on that same September 9th.
According to a neighbor, who said the couple, had been married for more than ten years, was frequently at odds since the Eke’s failure to provide for his family as expected from his deceased wife, as seen on lindaikejiblog.