By Jethro Ibileke
A 23-year-old pregnant woman simply identified as Osaretin, has been reportedly killed by her husband who is now on the run.
The incident reportedly happened in Egba community, Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo State.
Father of the deceased, Mr. Samuel Adun, gave the name of his fleeing son-in-law simply as Inuaghata.
The distraught father who spoke to journalists in Benin City, disclosed that the fleeing suspect killed his daughter by using a knife to slit her throat.
He added that his daughter had already given birth to three children for her husband.
He said he was informed on that fateful day that his daughter was killed by her husband, and fled into hiding after committing the offence.
“I hail from Orhionmwon local government. My daughter was killed by her husband. She was 23 years old.
“The incident happened at Egba on the 24th of last month. I do not understand the problem they have. I was called that my daughter has been killed. He used knife to slit her throat. My daughter was pregnant when she was killed. I want the boy arrested.
“I will give anybody that give information leading to his arrest the sum of N100,000. The boy had not formally married my daughter. His parents are both dead. I have called his brother. He ran away after killing my daughter. His name is Inuaghata,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Adun has announced a reward of N100,000 to anybody that could provide information leading to the arrest of his fleeing son in-law.
When contacted, the State Police Public Command Spokesman, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, said he was yet to be briefed on the matter.