The police in Nnewi are on the trail of a man who allegedly killed his pregnant wife by hitting her with an iron rod and pouring acid on her.
On Friday, Sunday Eze , 33, of Obiofia Nnewichi, allegedly lured his estranged wife, Ebere, 23, to follow him to inspect a plot of land he recently acquired.
But as they approached the purported property, Mr Eze pounced on Ebere and poured acid on her.
A relative of the deceased woman who spoke to reporters said Ebere was separated from her abusive husband and was staying at her father’s house. But on Friday, Mr Eze visited and pleaded with Ebere to accompany him to see a plot of land he recently acquired.
He allegedly left her for dead after attacking her with acid and forcing her to drink some of the corrosive substance.
According to witnesses, Ebere’s scream alerted a team of policemen who were passing by the area. She was subsequently taken to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital.
She managed to recount her ordeal before she died.
The fugitive husband has allegedly denied Ebere’s relatives access to her son.
When Ebere relative tried to fetch him from school, the school authorities denied them access claiming they had instruction from Mr Eze not to allow anyone access to his son.
The son is still in the custody of the school authorities.
The police in Nnewi could not be reached for comments.
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