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Man kills pregnant wife, hangs her from ceiling in Edo

Adesola Sulaimon
The Edo State Police Command said it has arrested a man identified as Emmanuel Omuro for allegedly killing his pregnant wife and faking it as suicide.

According to reports, Emmanuel killed his wife, Cynthia Agho at their residence in Aduwawa, Benin city, on Saturday after she accused him of having extramarital affair.


It was gathered that the suspect killed his wife after he heard of her fight with the supposed lady, he was having an affair with.

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An argument ensued between the couple which lead to him killing her in the heat of the moment and faked it as a suicide by hanging her from the ceiling fan in their apartment.

The Public Relations Officer, Edo State Police Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor in a statement confirmed the incident and the arrest of Mr. Emmanuel Umoru.

He said “Operatives met the body dangling on a rope tied to a ceiling fan in her bedroom.

“The Body was evacuated to our hospital for autopsy and preservation while preliminary investigation is ongoing”.

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