The Edo State Police Command, on Saturday, confirmed the arrest of a man identified as Endurance Enadeba, for allegedly killing his wife, Osarumwense, over timing of breastfeeding of their barely one week old twins.
The couple was said to be preparing for the christening of the twins, which should have held on Saturday (yesterday).
It was gathered that the incident happened on Friday night, when Enadeba allegedly hit his wife on the head with an object, resulting in her death.
Eyewitness’ account had it that the husband had asked the wife to breastfeed the babies who were crying, but the woman said she wanted to urinate first.
The husband was said to have gone to where the wife was to urinate and a fracas ensued.
The father of the deceased who gave his name as Eghenayayore was seen weeping profusely at the command.
He said his daughter called to inform him about the incident, but that she died before she could be taken to the hospital.
Eghenayayore said the husband fled when his wife collapsed.
He said, “He killed my daughter because of breastfeeding the twins. The twins are at home now, who will give them breast milk? Why did he kill my young daughter? This girl was born in 1996. We were preparing to name the babies tomorrow. Those are their first children.”
Edo Police spokesman, Moses Eguavoen, who confirmed the incident, said the husband had been arrested.
In a related development, a policeman attached to an official of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Commission, was killed on Friday in Edo State by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
The policeman according to a police source, was killed while attempting to prevent the kidnappers from abducting his boss.
The officials were said to be travelling along the Benin-Lagos Bye-pass, when they were attacked by the gunmen, who apparently had been trailing them.
The DESOPADEC official was reportedly taken away by the kidnappers after the policeman had been killed.
One of the abductors was said to have been shot dead by the policeman before he was killed, while three other persons, in a tipper lorry were reportedly injured by stray bullets.
The kidnappers were said to have carried out the operation in a Toyota Sienna bus.
One of the injured occupants of the tipper lorry, who craved anonymity, told journalists at the Central Hospital, Benin, that they were hit by bullets fired by the kidnappers.