A six-month old pregnant woman whose name was given as Mrs. Ikhuoria has been allegedly stabbed to death by her neighbour over N1, 000.
The deceased was said to have gone to demand from her neighbour identified as Mama Emmanuel to pay back the N1000 loaned to her.
The owner of the house located at Iyamu Street, off Textile Mill Road, Benin City, Edo State, where the incident occurred, Mrs. M. Okpojie, said she was working at the back of the house when she heard shouting from the house. Okpojie said she found the deceased bleeding and rushed her to a private hospital where doctors referred her to another hospital. “I was working at the back of the house when I heard shouting. I rushed the victim to a private hospital when I saw the way she was bleeding. Doctor said it was an internal bleeding and I should take her away so I called the husband to come.”
Husband of the victim, Ediale Ikhuoria, said, “My wife borrowed the attacker N1,000 and when she demanded for the money, Mama Emmanuel stabbed her. She killed my wife. My wife was six months pregnant. She died on Monday morning.”
The state’s police spokesman, Osifo Abiodun, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.