Nigeria: Man kills wife 24 hours ahead of naming ceremony

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Edo State Police Command, yesterday, confirmed the arrest of a young man, identified as Endurance Enadeba, who allegedly killed his wife, Osarumwense, over alleged failure to breast feed their one week old twins.

The husband and wife were said to be preparing for the naming ceremony of their twins which should have held yesterday.

It was learnt that the incident occurred after an argument ensued on how to breast feed the twins by their mother. Sunday Vanguard learnt that the sad incident happened on Friday night after Endurance  was alleged to have hit his wife on the head with an object which killed her.

An eye witness said the husband asked the wife to breastfeed the babies who were crying but the woman said she wanted to urinate first. The husband was said to have gone to where the wife was to urinate and a face-off ensued which led to the man hitting the wife on the head.

The father of the deceased, who gave his name as Eghenayayore, was seen weeping and cursing profusely over the corpse. He said his daughter called to inform him about the incident but that she died before they rushed her to hospital, adding that the suspect fled when the wife collapsed.

“He killed my daughter because of a row over the breastfeeding of the twins. The twins are at home now, who will give them breast milk? Why did he kill my young daughter? This girl was born in 1996. We were preparing to name the babies tomorrow because they were their first issue.”

Edo State Police spokesman, DSP Moses Eguavoen, confirmed the incident. He said the husband had been arrested from where he was hiding.

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