Man remanded in prison for allegedly causing wife’s death

A Magistrates’ court in Makurdi on Tuesday ordered that a farmer, Ternenge Igbaade be remanded in a correctional facility for allegedly causing the death of his wife.

The Magistrate, Mrs Erdoo Ter, did not take the plea of Igbaade who was charged with culpable homicide by the police for want of jurisdiction.

She ordered that he 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 the victim, Kpadoo, was two months pregnant and alleged that the suspect out of annoyance beat his wife who later bled 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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