Man Sets Wife Ablaze In Ebonyi For Not Giving Birth To A Male Child

By KayCee June 19, 2014 00:09

A patent medicine dealer in Ebonyi State has poured petrol on his wife and set her ablaze for bearing only four girls for him.

He accused the woman of failure to give birth to male children.

The medicine dealer, Mr Paul Nwakpuke allegedly hired assassins to kill his middle-aged wife, Mrs Monica Nwakpuke.

Nwakpuke who hails from Onuojgon, Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, was alleged to hire assassins who trailed the woman to her father’s house where she was taking refuge as the husband had disowned her for inability to deliver male children.

The victim’s younger brother, Mr Sunday Nwigbo, claimed that the assassins poured fuel on his sister, set fire on her and left before she began to battle for survival.

Nwigbo noted that since 12 years ago when Paul impregnated Monica when she was a student of Enyi Community Secondary School in Ikwo, there has not been genuine love between the husband and wife.

Nwigbo alleged that Nwakpuke became furious with the wife as she continuously gave birth to female children without a male child.

A close family source added that since Nwakpuke impregnated his wife at tender age before marriage, he had severally sent her to her parents before he allegedly hired the attackers to kill her.

Three men laid ambush for Monica in the night waiting for when she would come out to ease herself and when she eventually did that night, the attackers rushed and grabbed her while one of them slapped her repeatedly on her face before forcing her into a standby motorcycle and veered off” the source narrated.

Another source who pleaded anonymity said that Monica was brought down from the motorcycle, stripped naked and blindfolded after which they poured fuel on her and set her ablaze.

When they discovered that she had been severely burnt to the extent that she may not survive it, they abandoned her and escaped, the source said.

However, the victim is currently receiving treatment at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.

All efforts to get the reaction of the alleged culprit proved abortive, but the state Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Chris Anyanwu said he had not been briefed on the matter, saying “I will get back to you”.



By KayCee June 19, 2014 00:09