There was tragedy yesterday when a pregnant woman was beaten to death by her husband at Uburu-ekwe Street, Ogwuagor Abakpa Nike Enugu.
It was gathered that the woman simply identified as Mama Goodluck was about eight months pregnant before her untimely death.
The mother of four, an eyewitness, Chibuike Ozo said, was beaten to stupor by her husband on Wednesday night and was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was confirmed dead.
The husband, simply identified as Eke Nwe Ofia, by neighbours deals on condemned iron at Nkpor Street, Abakpa and is alleged to be a drunk.
Ozo said: “The man came back last night and asked the wife for food. The woman told her she needs to feed her children first because the man didn’t drop money for food and the woman had to even source for the garri from neighbours so she can give her children.
“The response by the woman obviously got her husband angry and he pounced on her mercilessly. Before we could come to her rescue, she had collapsed and we helped in rushing her to hospital where she was later confirmed dead in the early hours of Thursday.”
He also said that the beating isn’t a new thing, “when this pregnancy was about two months, the husband battered her and it took our intervention to save the woman that day.
Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the area, Mr. Ikechukwu Ukwuani confirmed the incident, saying the man has been handed over to the police.
IN a related development, a suspected 21-year old drug addict, Muhammed Yusuf, has allegedly beaten his father to death in Kogi State.
The Guardian learnt that the incident took place at the back of St Mary Primary School, Lokoja on Wednesday evening.
The deceased identified as Alhaji Ibrahim Yusuf is in his late 70s.
It was gathered that the suspect, a secondary school holder, had vehemently refused to further his education despite efforts by his father later.
An eyewitness, Nana Bello said the suspect has been misbehaving since Wednesday hence he told the late father to get soldiers from the barrack to pick him up.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP William Ovye Aya confirmed the incident. He said the suspect is in police custody.