A young man identified as Endurance Enadeba, has been arrested by the Edo State Police Command who has been accused of killing his wife, Osarumwense, over failure to breastfeed their one week old twins.
The couple was said to be preparing for the naming ceremony of their twins which should have held yesterday if Enadeba had not killed his wife. The incident, it was gathered, occurred on Friday night, after an argument ensued on how to breastfeed the twins by their mother.
Enadeba was alleged to have hit his wife on the head with an object which killed her.
According to an eyewitness, the husband asked his 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 face-off ensued which led to the man hitting the wife on the head. Osarumwense’s father, who gave his name as Eghenayayore, was seen weeping and cursing profusely over the corpse of his daughter.
He said the deceased called to inform him about the incident, but she died before they could get her to the hospital, adding that the suspect fled when the wife collapsed. “He killed my daughter because of a row over the breastfeeding of the twins.
The twins are at home now, who will give them chest milk? Why did he kill my young daughter? This girl was born in 1996. We were preparing to name the babies tomorrow because they were their first issue.”
The Edo State Police spokesman, DSP Moses Eguavoen said the husband has been arrested from where he was hiding.