Man beats pregnant wife to death

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Anthony Ikpeama for allegedly beating his pregnant wife to coma, and later visited the hospital where she was being resuscitated to remove her oxygen mask which led to the woman’s death

Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi who confirmed this in a statement said, the suspect was arrested on Monday after the authorities received reports of domestic violence and alleged murder of his wife.

The police spokesman said, the husband was alleged to have regularly subjected her wife to battering at their Ajah home in Lagos, adding that the last incident led to the death of the woman said to be six months pregnant

Penpushing further reports that the statement said, the mother of two who is a lawyer and member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), was rushed to Doyen Hospital, where her oxygen mask was allegedly removed by her husband.

The 28 year old woman who was admitted for pregnancy related complication was said to have died on April 10, 2021, when the husband removed the oxygen mask used to save her life

“The woman died on 10th April, 2021, after she was admitted for pregnancy related complications and the husband, suspect, removed the oxygen mask on her, before she finally gave up the ghost. The suspect, Anthony Ikpeama, m, who has been alleged of constant assault on the deceased, has been arrested,” Adejobi said.

Penpushing also reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer disclosed in the statement that the matter has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for prosecution.

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