A man in Anambra State, Nigeria, has been arrested for tangibly killing his pregnant wife in a domestic dispute.
According to the Anambra State Police Command, Mr. Ikechukwu Obiora was taken into custody after his wife, Mrs. Ebere Obiora, was found dead at their home in Otolo Nnewi on March 2, 2023.
The couple, who had only been married since August 2022, reportedly got into an argument after Mrs. Obiora did not immediately open the gate for her husband upon his return home. The situation quickly escalated, and Ikechukwu allegedly attacked and strangled his wife.
“I couldn’t believe what happened because I never expected that such actions would lead to her death,” Ikechukwu reportedly told his in-laws after confessing to the crime. “I eventually abandoned the corpse and left out of fear and confusion.”
The tragic occurrence has raised awareness of the problem of domestic violence in Nigeria, where one in four women is thought to have experienced physical abuse from an intimate partner. According to many advocates and experts, these numbers are probably underreported as a result of the problem’s societal and cultural stigmas.
Justice in this matter will be upheld, according to the Anambra State Police Command. Authorities have stressed the need to stop such senseless acts of violence and advance peace and harmony in communities. The incident has prompted anger and condolences from many in Nigeria and beyond.
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