Court Remands Farmer In Prison for Allegedly Killing Wife

A farmer, Ternenge Igbaade was on Tuesday ordered to be remanded in a correctional centre by a Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi for alegedly causing the death of his wife.

The police charged Igbaade with culpable homicide.

The Magistrate, Mrs Erdoo Ter, did not take the plea of Igbaade for want in jurisdiction.

She ordered that he should be remanded in the Makurdi Correctional Centre and adjourned the case until April 19, for further mention.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. James Ewache told the court that the case was reported by the father of the victim, Tyoapine Sule of Tse- Agberagba Konshisha LGA, Benue on Feb 22, 2023.

The police said that the victim, Kpadoo, was two months pregnant at the time of her death.

He alleged that the suspect, out of annoyance beat his wife who later bled to death.

The prosecution said investigation into the matter was still ongoing and prayed the court for
an adjournment.

He said the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 222 of the penal code laws of Benue State