Ebonyi State Police Command yesterday confirmed the arrest of two persons in Ndufu Ezzama, Ezza South local government area of the state for allegedly attacking a pregnant woman, one Mrs Anna Nwonu in the area and inflicting injuries on her.
The public relations officer, DSP Loveth Odah who confirmed the incident, said the suspects’ offences include stealing, malicious damage and assault occasioning harm.
According to Odah, “The suspects have been arrested today and investigation is seriously ongoing.
“It’s a case of stealing, malicious damage and assault causing harm. Assault occasioning harm is not a matter we treat with a wave of hand.
“Assault occasioning harm is a very serious offence because some of them might end up becoming a murder. After three months of such an offence, if such a person lives and is healthy, it is when the other people will be allowed to rest.
“Apart from that, if anything happens within three months, the matter will turn to murder.”
The two brothers, LEADERSHIP Friday gathered includes, Sunday Nnabu and Chidera Nnabu.
According to the husband, Pastor Benjamin Nwonu, the suspects came into his compound with their mother and brutalized his pregnant wife and inflicted injuries on her.
“At around 1pm on this day 19th of July, 2021, two boys came to my compound with their mother and brutalised my pregnant wife, bit her on her hand and inflicted other injuries on her body while I was not physically around, just because the woman used to send her children to come and steal our vegetables.
“Even yesterday when I caught her child, the woman started abusing us telling us that the house where we are living is not ours and as such that those things that my wife planted do not belong to us.
“Today they came to my compound and asked my wife to pack out of the house that I built with my hard-earned money”, he said.