A 37-year-old man has been remanded in prison custody by a Federal High Court in Abuja for beating his pregnant wife to death.
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory [FCT], has ordered that a 37-year-old man, Mathew Ankyoor, be remanded in prison custody for beating his eight-month pregnant wife to death.
Vanguard Newspaper reports that Ankyoor had beaten the wife and mother of three children, to death at their residence at Lugbe Village, a suburb of the FCT on June 5, 2017, during a disagreement.
The prosecuting counsel, Mr. Donatus Abah, had told the court that the accused had murdered the wife, Doosur Ankyoor, after beating her severally leading to her death and that of the unborn child.
Abah added that the offence contravened Sections 221, 235 and 236 of the Penal Code. Section 235 deals with preventing the child from being born, and 236 causing the death of an unborn child.
When the charges were read to Ankyoor, he pleaded not guilty and the President of the court ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody pending advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP].
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