Tragedy: Husband kills wife over breastfeeding of babies

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BY GABRIEL ENOGHOLASE

BENIN- A middle aged woman  identified as Osarumwnse and who was said to be preparing for the naming ceremony of her twins was allegedly killed by her husband in Oka quarters, Upper Sakponba, Benin- City.

The incident was said to have occurred after a heated argument between the woman and her husband on when the woman should breastfeed the babies.

Witnesses said the couple celebrated the birth of the twins on Sunday and was preparing for the naming ceremony when the tragedy occurred.

It was gathered that the husband, Endurance Enadeba, hit the wife on the head with an object which resulted to her death.

Sources said the husband had asked the wife to breastfeed the babies who were crying but the woman said she wanted to urinate first.

Vanguard learnt that the husband who was said to be infuriated went to where the wife was to urinate and a fracas ensued which led to the man hitting the wife on the head.

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 the hospital Eghenayayore said the husband fled when the wife collapsed.

According to him, “He killed my daughter because of breastfeeding the twins. The twins are at home now, who will  breastfeed them now? Why did he killed my young daughter. This girl was born in 1996. We were preparing to name the babies tomorrow because it was their first issue.”

Police spokesmsn, DSP Moses Eguavoen confirmed the incident. He said the husband has been arrested from where he was hiding.

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