The Rivers state police command says it has arrested a mildle aged man over the murder of his pregnant wife, Mrs. Ruth Ekom-Sunday who was allegedly killed by her husband at Mgbuoba, Rivers State.
The incident which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday 20th of April 2022 we gathered was as a result of an argument between the couple.
The Caretaker of the Batcher compound Mrs.Wari Dumo who narrated the incident said the argument between the couple was as a result of 500 Naira given to the woman by the husband during Easter holiday to cook for the family which didn’t go down well with the woman, stating her pregnant condition for a fifth child
Another neighbour of the victim explained that the suspect had been abusing the deceased time without numbers as such, their argument was a normal thing for the batcher houses neighbors
One of the child of the deceased who could barely talk as a result of the shock said her father hit her mother with stick that led to her death.
The mother of four children was allegedly murdered around 1am by her husband Ekom-Sunday and The body of the late woman has been deposited in the mortuary.
The deceased was said to be a petty trader who sells Akara and Tapioka to sustain the family.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Police Command says it has arrested the suspect Ekom-Sunday.
The Police Public Relations Officer DSP Grace Iringe-Koko who confirmed the incident to our Correspondent on Telephone said the suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID; while investigation has commenced on the matter and that autopsy would be conducted to determine the course of death .