A farmer in Tse- Agberagba community of Konshisha LGA of Benue State, Ternenge Igbaade, has been arraigned in court for beating Kpadoo, his two months’ old pregnant wife to death.
The police charged Igbaade with culpable homicide.
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.
He alleged that the suspect out of annoyance beat his wife who later bled to death.
The police said that the victim, Kpadoo, was two months pregnant.
The prosecution said investigation into the matter is still ongoing.
He said the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 222 of the penal code laws of Benue State 2004.
The Magistrate, Mrs Erdoo Ter, did not take the plea of Igbaade for want in jurisdiction.
She ordered that he should be remanded in the Makurdi Correctional Centre and adjourned the case until April 19, for further mention.