The Enugu State Police Command has arrested a man, Mr. Ozoemena Nwankwo, for allegedly beating his pregnant wife, Ndidi Nwankwo, to death.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, explained that the incident occurred around 10pm on October 17 at Nwankwo’s residence in Akpawfu village, Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
According to the police, Nwankwo, who was described as a chronic wife-beater, beat up Ndidi, who was four months pregnant, until she lost consciousness.
The woman sustained a severe injury on her right leg during the beating.
It was learnt that the pregnant woman gave up the ghost after she was rushed to a nearby hospital.
It was learnt that Ndidi’s corpse had been deposited at Agbani General Hospital, while Nwankwo had been arrested.
The police spokesman said Nwankwo had expressed regrets over the development, saying he never thought his pregnant wife would die as a result of the beating.