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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Man beats his eight month's pregnant wife to death for refusing to wash his clothes in Abuja

The police in Abuja have arrested 38 year old, Matthew Ankoor, pictured above, for beating his eight months pregnant wife, Hannah, to death in Lugbe, a suburb in Abuja on June 6th. According to The Sun, Hannah moved into Mathew's house nine years ago and they welcomed three daughters within the nine years. Mathew longed to have a son and had been putting pressure on Hannah to give him a male child.

Hannah began moving from church to church in search of a boy. This infuriated Mathew who insisted that she remains a devout member of the Catholic church which they had always belonged to, but she insisted she was going to go to different churches so she can give birth to a male child.

On the day of the incident, Mathew had instructed Hannah to wash his dirty clothes before he returned from his outing. The mother of three, who was eight months pregnant, left their house for her ante-natal appointment and on her return in the evening, she was so tired that she decided to postpone the laundry to the next day. When Mathew came back, he was infuriated that Hannah failed to wash his clothes. All attempts to explain to him that she was tired fell on deaf ears and he began to beat her until she passed out. She was rushed to the hospital where she was confirmed dead.  Hannah was pregnant with a boy.

A former neighbor of  the couple, Mrs. Precious Igbokwe, alleged that the suspect had always made life a living hell for the deceased just because she had girls.
“I lived close to their apartment as a single lady for over six years; we were close neighbours. Though they were not married legally as confirmed by Hannah, she was hopeful for the future. She really suffered much in the hands of that beast,” Igbokwe said. She recalled that when the deceased delivered her last girl, her lover abandoned them at the hospital and stopped the neighbours from bathing the baby or assisting the mother.  
“Thereafter, he continued maltreating them and calling the baby a bastard. He is a sadist. He doesn’t greet or respond to greetings from neighbours,” she added
A friend and neighbor of the deceased, Mrs. Joy Ogu, said the late Hannah lived in fear all throughout her stay with Matthew who she respected and adored.
“In a bid to make life meaningful for herself and children, she engaged in menial jobs in a nearby school, where she sneaked out every morning to clean without the knowledge of her husband, through which she was able to save N10,000 to enable her to set up petty business. Painfully, when she started selling kerosine and some foodstuff, he stopped giving them token for feeding, leaving her to worry about their upkeep. Our pastor and some members of the church took her to the mortuary. They evacuated the baby before taking her to the mortuary. They testified it was a handsome male child. What a tragic loss! I feel so bad that she died a painful death. Why would a man beat an eight-months-old pregnant woman as if he was in wrestling contest with his fellow man? Whitish substances were gushing out from her mouth and he saw her losing life, yet he continued beating her to accomplish his mission,” she said
The accused who is a computer engineer and owner of his own business located at Wuse, Abuja, alleged that his wife was the one that started fighting with him. Mathew said the deceased was suffocating him and that as he pushed her away from himself, she fell on the floor and started shouting "My Chest, My Chest". According to him, he helped lift her from the ground to her feet and then she went to seek prayers from their neighbors before he went out to buy recharge card for his mobile phone: He said he had an intuition to return home immediately. On getting home, he saw his wife on the ground outside their house with neighbors surrounding her, praying.
“When I saw her condition, I quickly rushed to the main road to get a taxi to take her to the hospital. Unfortunately, when we got to the hospital, the doctor confirmed she was dead,” he said
He planned to hurriedly take his wife away for burial but the neighbor who followed him to the hospital, raised alarm, informing the doctors on how the deceased died. The police was invited and Mathew was arrested.

According to Mathew, he met his wife in the village and married her nine years ago. He said he regretted killing her but advised young men to carefully study the kind of women they wanted to marry before going into marriage. He also advised young men to court their would be wives for a period of 10 years so that they would be able to know her well before marrying her because youthful exuberance forced him into early marriage.

32 comments:

maman d'etre said...

Youthful exuberance my foot. He is just an abusive sadist. He forgot that he too determines the sex of the baby. I wish the woman had the courage to leave that sad and fearful marriage, now life has been snuffed out of her by the cold hearted husband.

Amos Mohammed said...

Mr Man keep your advice to your self murderer.

Anonymous said...

Oga u r a liar from what I read u r guilty of murder... It's because of people like you that they preach domestic violence and u defiant to it... Oga u need to be sentence to death by hanging so u can be properly suffocated because it was 2 people u killed...

Samuel Akhigbe said...

Please lock the idiot up and throw away the keys.

Anonymous said...

Women. Help your boys. Teach them to cook and clean for themselves. They are not Gods. And your girls aren't slaves.

Anonymous said...

smfh..This guy e en had the guts to talk..smfh
Bush man..Shouldn't women study men too? Fool

Anonymous said...

When he's supposed to be helping her wash her own clothes because, she's very heavy. Na wa oo, everyday one attrocity.

Dike Jane said...

People will be quick to say why didn't she live ? She stayed​ because of you the society.

Anonymous said...

The guy is wicked I stay in lugbe too. And another close to my house is always beating his wife too and this one too is pregnant. I don't know why they won't walk out now is early. I heard the husband is always telling the deceased that if she didn't leave his house alive she will leave dead. Now she is dead.

Dr David Chux.O. said...

Do you know how many good and handsome men that have been killed by their wives?

Mary Oye said...

Jesus Christ! Why should your wife be the one to wash your cloths! What happened to your hands and the laundry services everywhere. I don't even know what to say. May her soul rest in perfect peace.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

So sad RIP

wrightabidemi1 said...

You are a he goat! Daughters no be children again? Most men in that bid to have daughters go to the extreme and in most cases the so called sons end up giving them one problem after the other,when would the mentality of some people change,when ? And if you are not inhuman,she explained to you why she was unable to wash your ragged clothes and na the son you desperately dey find she carry,see your life!

Truthurts said...

This guy is a Bloody killer, his face says it all. He should be sentenced to death.

Anonymous said...

So mr. misogynist, please tell us, how many?

Enaregha Grant said...

Rot in hell, you son the devil

Anonymous said...

People should always be careful in life, sometime love fades, once you notice that the man or woman is behaving abnormal, separation is not divorce. Stay away from him/her for a while for him/her to get back to his/her senses.

Carlen's space said...

8 month pregnancy! how can she bend to wash the clothes, she probably die from heart attack caused by the violence, What about the baby? did the care to safe the babys life or they just assumed the mother is dead therefore the unborn is dead too.

Anonymous said...

Gbamm!.it is you the same society that will be judging her and her generation yet unborn if she had left. human beings sha!

wrightabidemi1 said...

Why do we always make excuses when something is not right,oga,you are way out of point,men like you puts other men on the spot,if na sister or daughter you go dey threaten heaven and earth,preach the truth!

Anonymous said...

God will visit his wrought upon you and your entire family for this useless and wicked comment. bastard

Anonymous said...

Very stupid and useless man. He face expression tells everything. He is indeed a sadist

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Omg! This is one of the saddest stories av read in my life. Poor kids. RIP


Long live LIB

Anonymous said...

Nobody mention religion here. But if it were to be hausaman that did this, the entire hausa Fulani tribe vis a vis Islam would have been drenched in insult for this.

Anonymous said...

u think its easy to leave your marriage? all these small girls not yet married! are you telling me that every other women in marriages are not having issues? why dont they leave now?? if you are still single, u dont have any right to comment on marital issue...Period. #SayNoToDomesticViolence

Anonymous said...

@ Davide u r an idiot,fool with a gutter mouth.

Emma said...

When dem to kill dis man?
I wan come look.

Anonymous said...

This woman did NOT have to die. This is Suicide by marriage. She had 9 years to save herself and her children from that animal. Yet chose to stay there enabling his abuse. Now she is dead. Leaving her children at whose mercy? When will women learn to walk away from evil husbands/marital situations? It's depressing really.

See, some men will choose to be animals; once you've established that your husband is violent, you don't wait for him to change and you don't take advice from people who can not help you when the chips are down. Save yourself and your kids first. Better to be alive and praying for him from a distance if that's what you want to do, than to be beaten to death in the name of marriage. You run with your kids. As far and as fast as your legs can carry you. Don't let them kill you fo nothing.

Akemhe Isaac said...

May devil baptize ur rotten mouth dis stupid and useless man you deserve 200,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years imprisonment wit hard bricklaying work farm work and carpentery work wit eating half done rice and ground nut oil once a day till infinity!

Anonymous said...

U r a very big fool....if person kill u u go still get mouth talk..wicked animal if u don't know Wat to say den Pls shut d fuck up.

Anonymous said...

Now that she has gone hasn't she left the marriage?

Anonymous said...

Women just learn to value yourselves. I neva see where 'Abuja marriage' work. Maybe na me sha, but cohabitation 'yawa' dey get im own levels. What will this lady say she got into the bargain. Even if it's the other children she had, how is she enjoying them now? Let women resist throwing themselves into senseless relationships or remaining in such out of one form of desperation or the other. Be patient in life, the better alternative will come along, so long as you remain Godfearing and prayerful. So much has been said. Who has ears, let him/her hear. It's unfortunate.

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