A Nigerian man known as Friday Uko has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing his pregnant wife, Patience Uko because she collected N1000 naira from his pocket and used it to cook food for their seven children.
Justice Ntong of Akwa Ibom State High Court, sitting in Ikot Ekpene has found him guilty of the crime.
“The accused pushed his wife down having known that she was pregnant and that he ought to know that a pregnant woman ought to be pampered and treated with love and not violence.
“The case is straightforward and that the accused had told the court through his extrajudicial statement that he caused the death of his wife by kicking her because of misunderstanding over N1,000. Anyone who unlawfully kills another is entitled to face the law,” the judge held.
While the convict whose lawyer was not available to defend him pleaded for mercy to enable him go home and take care of his children, the Judge held on to Uko being hanged until he his confirmed dead.