A suspected ritualist, Ifeanyi Ezenwankwo has been arrested for allegedly bruitalizing the wife and attempting to bury a day-old baby in Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The suspect, a native of Nanka was accused by the wife, Ekwutosi Ezenwankwo of serial impregnation of a 16-year old girl and abortion of the babies.
The victim also accused the suspect of brutalizing her for opposing his criminal activities, including refusal to allow him bury the day-old baby born to him by the teenager.
According to her, problem started when the husband married another woman, resulting to his refusal to contribute to upkeep and welfare of their children.
She said, “My husband has severally impregnated one 16-year old girl and aborted the pregnancy. But luck ran out of him in the latest pregnancy.
“When I discovered what was happening, I warned that nothing should happen to both the girl and her baby which made him to start hiding the girl.
“When I came back that faithful day, I noticed an unusual blood stains on the floor. But as soon as I accosted the girl, she denied, attributing it to heavy flow from her period.
“I refused to believe her as I went further to check her body only to discover that the pregnancy has gone. Instead, I saw a newborn baby wrapped beside our wardrobe.
“I quickly dressed the baby and took her to the hospital where my child was receiving treatment. But before I left, my husband brutally wounded me, together with my other children.”
The victim further revealed that the husband had severally threatened to kill her, citing instance of day she was rescued by community members while being tortured by the husband.
Confirming the incident, Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo said the suspect had been involved in series of crime, including battery, murder and child defilement.
She said suspect had been handed over to the police, and would be charged after investigation.
“When the issue was reported to me, I quickly took action by notifying the police for immediate arrest of the suspect.
“The case will be charged to Children, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Magistrate court in Awka,” she added.