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A man in Anambra State, Ikechukwu Obiora, has reportedly strangled his pregnant wife, Ebere Obiora, to death for refusing to open the gate promptly for him.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the incident occured in the Ezi-Ogwugwu, Otolo Nnewi Local Government Area.
PLATFORM TIMES further gathered that the deceased was only six months into her marriage and a few months pregnant at the time of the tragedy.
After being called by his in-law to give his account of the situation, the suspect was said to have confessed to the crime.
According to a family source, the wife’s family members were unaware that the pair had engaged in domestic abuse.
The source said, “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.
“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 dead after medical check. The deceased family members had to take the body to another hospital, St. Felix Okolo Hospital, Nnewi, where the doctor also confirmed dead before it was eventually deposited at the morgue.”
The report claims that upon questioning by the departed family members, the deceased’s husband, Obiora, admitted to killing the wife.
He said, “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.
“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 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.”
However, Tochukwu Ikenga, the state Police spokesman, declined to acknowledge the event when reached.
But, a senior police officer at the command, who spoke under anonymity, confirmed the occurrence to our correspondent, adding that the suspect would be charged after further inquiry.
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