Sunday, 14 July 2013
Husband kills mother of twins over breastfeeding
The Edo State Police Command, on Saturday, confirmed the arrest of a man identified as Endurance Enadeba, for allegedly killing his wife, Osarumwense, over timing of breastfeeding of their barely one week old twins.
The couple was said to be preparing for the christening of the twins, which should have held on Saturday (yesterday).
It was gathered that the incident happened on Friday night, when Enadeba allegedly hit his wife on the head with an object, resulting in her death.
Eyewitness’ account had it that the husband had asked the wife to breastfeed the babies who were crying, but the woman said she wanted to urinate first.
The husband was said to have gone to where the wife was to urinate and a fracas ensued.
The father of the deceased who gave his name as Eghenayayore was seen weeping profusely at the command.
He said his daughter called to inform him about the incident, but that she died before she could be taken to the hospital.
Eghenayayore said the husband fled when his wife collapsed.
He said, “He killed my daughter because of breastfeeding the twins. The twins are at home now, who will give them breast milk? Why did he kill my young daughter? This girl was born in 1996. We were preparing to name the babies tomorrow. Those are their first children.”
Edo Police spokesman, Moses Eguavoen, who confirmed the incident, said the husband had been arrested.