A man has been arrested after he stoned 7 months pregnant wife to death on Christmas day in Eliozu, Obio-Akpor Local government area of Rivers State.
A middle aged man identified as, Amos Ogbo is now cooling off his heels in detention over the alleged killing of his 7months pregnant wife on Christmas day.
According to eyewitness accounts, the woman died of internal bleeding after her husband, Ogbo pelted a stone on her ribs when she tried to escape from a fight.
The eyewitness said Ogbo, who was under the influence of alcohol on Christmas day, started with beating his wife before using the stone.
“Neighbours were trying to separate them but the man refused to stop. When the woman tried to run away, the man stoned his wife and the woman fell. Immediately, she started loosing breath. By the time they got to the hospital, she had died,” the eyewitness narrated.
Spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni who said the stone used by the man has been kept as an exhibit, added that the suspect has been transferred to the State CID.
DSP Omoni disclosed that,
“The Commissioner of Police has ordered investigation into the matter. The homicide department are on it.
“The good thing is that the man has not denied the incident but he is claiming that he doesn’t know what came over him.”
According to Daily Post, Amos Ogbo who rides tricycle, popularly called Keke around Eliozu in Port Harcourt, has 3 children with his late wife. He told newsmen at the Police Command that,
“I didn’t know that the stone will kill her. When the thing happened, I was trying to carry her but she was too heavy and nobody came to help me. I wanted to take her to the hospital when she fell but as I tried to stand, they will slap me and hit me with things.
“By the time we eventually got to the hospital she had died. I don’t know what happened to me. I didn’t know what to do. I was begging my wife not to leave me.”