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Brothers in police net for beating pregnant woman over vegetable in Ebonyi

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By Ruth Oginyi

Two siblings from Ndufu Ezzama, Ezza South Local Government Area have been arrested by the Ebonyi State Police Command for allegedly attacking a pregnant woman in the area and inflicting injuries on her.

The two brothers, Sunday Nnabu and Chidera Nnabu reportedly attacked Mrs. Anna Nwonu, injuring her.

Her husband, Pastor Benjamin Nwonu disclosed that the suspects came into his compound with their mother and brutalized his pregnant wife, and inflicted injuries on her.

According to him, “At around 1:00pm on this day 19th of July, 2021, two boys came to my Compound with their mother and brutalized my pregnant wife, bite her on her hand, and inflicted other injuries on her body while I was not physically around, just because the woman used to send her children to come and steal our vegetables.

“Even yesterday when I caught her child, the woman started abusing us telling us that the house where we are living is not ours and as such that those things that my wife planted do not belong to us. Today, they came to my compound and asked my wife to pack out of the house that I built with my hard-earned money”, he said.

Contacted, the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah confirmed the incident and said the suspects have been arrested by the command.

Loveth said the suspects were arrested on Wednesday following the report from the Pastor. She explained that cases as stealing, malicious damage, and assault occasioning harm were reported against the suspects.

Odah said “the suspects have been arrested today and investigation is seriously ongoing. It’s a case of stealing, malicious damage, and assault occasioning harm. Assault occasioning harm is not a matter we treat with a wave of the hand.

“Assault occasioning harm is a very serious offense because some of them might end up becoming a murder. After three months of such offense, if such a person lives alive and is healthy, it is when the other people will be allowed to rest. Apart from that, if anything happens within three months, the matter will turn to murder”, she said.

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