A middle aged Nigerian, Endurance Enadeba, has killed his wife in Benin, over an argument on breastfeeding of their newly born set of twins.
The incident which occurred in the Upper Sakponba area of Benin, a day to the naming ceremony of the couple’s twins, was said to have followed an argument on when the woman, identified as Osarumwense should breastfeed the babies.
According to eye witnesses, the couple celebrated the birth of the twins last week Sunday and was preparing for the naming ceremony when the tragedy occurred.
Trouble started when the husband allegedly requested the wife to breastfeed the babies who were crying but the woman reportedly said she wanted to urinate first.
According to eye witnesses, Mr. Enadeba rushed to where the wife was to urinate and a fracas ensued which led to the man hitting the wife on the head with an iron-like object which resulted to her death.
Father of the deceased woman who gave his name as Eghenayayore was seen weeping and cursing profusely over the corpse.
He explained that his daughter called to inform him about the incident but that she died before they rushed her to the hospital, adding that the husband fled when the wife collapsed.
“He killed my daughter because of breastfeeding the twins. The twins are at home now, who will give them breast milk? Why did he killed my young daughter. This girl was born in 1996. We were preparing to name the babies tomorrow because it was their first issue,” Pa Eghenayayore said.