It was gathered that the deceased, a mother of four popularly called Mama Goodluck, was beaten to death by her husband who returned home drunk and demanded food from her on Wednesday.
An eyewitness, Chibuike Ozo said the man asked his wife for food when he returned home, but was told she fed the children with the only food available because he did not leave any money for food.
Oza said the woman was rushed to a hospital by neighbours after she slumped during a serious beating by her husband, and she was confirmed dead by doctors in the early hours of Thursday.
“The man came back last night and asked the wife for food. The woman told her she needs to feed her children first because the man didn’t drop money for food and the woman had to even source for the garri from neighbours so she can give her children.
“The response by the woman obviously got her husband angry and he pounced on her mercilessly. Before we could come to her rescue, she had collapsed and we helped in rushing her to hospital where she was later confirmed dead in the early hours of Thursday,” Ozo said.
He also said that the beating isn’t a new thing, “when this pregnancy was about two months, the husband battered her and it took our intervention to save the woman that day.”
Ozo noted that the suspect was later arrested by men of the Ugwuagor Vigilance Group and subsequently handed over to the police.
Chief Security Officer of the area, Mr. Ikechukwu Ukwuani confirmed the incident, saying “The story is true. I just came back from the Abakpa Police Station, where we handed him over to the police.”