In a shocking twist, a man has been arrested by the police after beating his pregnant wife to death over N500.
The tragic incident happened in their residence in Mgbuoba, Port Harcourt on Wednesday morning, April 20, 2022.
According to reports, the suspect identified as ThankGod gave his pregnant wife N500 to cook rice but she said she can’t cook because she was ill and he started beating her.
Neighbors tried to stop him but he told them it was a family matter.
He reportedly dragged her into the house and kept hitting her. When he realized she was no longer breathing, he dressed her up and covered her with a wrapper, and tried to run away.
His little daughter, however, raised an alarm and he was caught and handed over to the police.
According to residents, the deceased, identified as Ruth, initially moved out of her matrimonial home due to incessant beatings from her husband. But, however, returned home with her four children after he begged her and promised to turn a new leaf.
They added that he beats her constantly despite several interventions from friends and neighbors alike.
Ruth was pregnant with their 5th child.
5th child inside poverty, and you still beat her to death, mehn I pity the children
All these broke men be doing too much.
Oh no no no. You should not have to return home after he begged you. You can’t fix someone who doesn’t want to be fixed or you’ll ruin your life trying. Extremely sad. 💔
Why is he alive
How can this people be birthing up n down when they can barely feed?…….rip to her. The earlier women learn to run from abusive marriage the better
Poverty na disease 🤦🏻♀️
Same story another chapter 💔🤦🏽♀️
What’s he still trying to explain , I don’t understand ,over 500 you killed two people literally kai
Make them no release em again , make em from there go jail and remain there forever .
I pray against every form of poverty, imagine dying or killing someone over #500, please stop going back to abusive partners, one thing I’ve learnt is people hardly change……
You nor get money,an you still wan give birth after 4 kids….bringing kid to this world just to join you and suffer
Poverty comes with not just hunger but anger… may God help people going through worst in this life…
Let him face the law
Check well this one no pay bride price, na road them marry 😂😂😂
500 to cook rice?????? God please
500 naira to cook rice 🤮🤮🤮🤮
Poor ppl killing there self bcoz #500 and this ppl are buying APC forms 100milli 😢 this land is cursed 💔
Make they ban marriage😢😢
In a SIMILAR vein, a pregnant woman identified as Betty Broderick was allegedly beaten to death by her husband’s family member.
Betty who was seven months pregnant died on December 17, 2021, after she was allegedly assaulted by the suspect identified as Jacob alias Tawho in Odimodi town, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
In the petition, it was revealed that the suspect assaulted the deceased in the presence of her husband, Mr. Samuel Broderick, following a heated argument that ensued between them on November 8, 2021.
Betty was rushed to Ogulaha hospital where she was confirmed to have lost her seven months old pregnancy.
The doctor later referred them to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) for a C.T.C scan.
According to reports, the family of the culprit earlier rushed her to a cottage hospital in Ogulaha and abandoned her after Tawho told them to disregard her cries of pain on the ground that she was merely pretending.
The husband was also accused of not contributing financially during the course of the time she was admitted in the hospital.
The family of Betty Broderick revealed that the deceased struggled to live, but gave up at the Central Hospital, Warri on the 17th of December 2021.
Her family is now demanding justice and the arrest of Jacob.
They also added that her husband who watched his relative beat up his wife to a pulp owing to an assumption that the wife is not loyal should also be made to face the consequences of his actions.