A 30-year-old pregnant woman, Mrs. Emmanuel Blessing has been held for alleged murder of her husband in Delta State.
The ‘haughty pregnant woman and mother seven Children’, allegedly stabbed her husband, Jonathan Otomi Umamode with a knife to death contaminating her fried chicken with kerosene.
Spokesman of the Nigeria police, Delta State Command, Mr Bright Edafe confirmed the tragedy in a statement on Thursday.
He revealed that the incident happened in Ohoror Community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the State. The deceased has been deposited in a morgue.
According to reports from the area, the 43-year-old Umamode, poured kerosene on her fried chicken and set them ablaze for alleged disobedience to his instruction.
The development, however prompted his wife who is pregnant with the 8th Child, to rip-off her husband’s stomach with a knife and left the victim in the pool of his own blood before the arrival of angry neighbours.
In her statement with the police, the alleged murderer, accused her late husband of not caring for her and their Children, but pleaded for leniency.
Giving further insight into the incident, which occurred on April 5, 2021, the police spokesman in State Command, Mr Bright Edafe, said the suspect would be charged to court when investigation is completed.
Part of the police statement reads: “On 5 April 2021 at about 1313 hrs, one Chief Macpherson Igbedi of No. 4, Akanaweh Street Off Ekredjebor road Ughelli reported that on the 4 April 2021 at about 2345hrs, at Ohoro town one Blessing Emmanuel stabbed her husband, one Jonathan Otomi Umamode aged 43 years with a knife to death.
“Suspect who is a mother of seven and pregnant with her 8th child confessed to the act and said she angrily stabbed her husband who she claimed does not take care of her and the children and that she has been taking care of herself and her kids.
“She sells fried chicken, on that faithful day according to the suspect, she said her husband came and demanded she go home with him which she refused”, according to the police spokesman.
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