Mrs Ngozi Mba aged 41years old, has allegedly been beaten to death by her husband 45 years old Mr Ernest Anayo Mba, at their home in Aradagun Area of Badagry, Lagos State.
Mrs Ngozi and her husband met in 2009 and without courtship,got married in 2010. For as long as they were married, the deceased never enjoyed her marriage as she suffered series of beating from her husband. His quest to have a boy made her go into into the labour room five times. She had four girls and a boy.
A source from the family said Mr Mba treated the deceased with so much contempt that he referred to her in Igbo language as idiot, dead body etc.
One of the girls died two years ago from negligence as he reportedly refused to pay her medical bills because she was a girl child that he never wanted. During the last delivery, the deceased suffered so many complications that the doctors advised her not to get pregnant again as it could lead to her death.
Her husband who was in need of another son, got her pregnant again and ordered her not to inform any member of her family. From the time she confirmed she was pregnant till her death she never informed any of family members.
After a severe beating in early October Mrs Mba complained of serious chest pain and was taken to the hospital where she died. Her husband upon her death did not inform her family members of her death, Mr Mba reportedly resumed work at his pig farm the next day.
Mr Mba and one of his brothers took the body of the deceased to his hometown in Anambra State without informing her family.
He has been arrested and is currently in detention at the state Criminal Investigations Department, Panti, Lagos State.