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Farmer beats pregnant wife to death in Benue 


Farmer beats pregnant wife to death in Benue 

A Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi, Benue State on Tuesday ordered that a farmer, Ternenge Igbaade, be remanded in a correction facility for allegedly beating his pregnant wife to death.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, police charged Igbaade with culpable homicide.

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The Magistrate, Mrs Erdoo Ter, did not take the plea of Igbaade for want in the jurisdiction.

She ordered that he should be remanded in the Makurdi Correctional Centre and adjourned the case until April 19, for further mention.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. James Ewache told the court that the case was reported by the father of the victim, Tyoapine Sule of Tse- Agberagba Konshisha LGA, Benue on Feb 22, 2023.

The police said that the victim, Kpadoo, was two months pregnant.

He alleged that the suspect out of annoyance beat his wife who later bleed to death.

The prosecution said an investigation into the matter was still ongoing and prayed the court for an adjournment.

He said the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 222 of the penal code laws of Benue State 2004.

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