Woman sentenced to death for killing co-wife, seven step children


Ogochukwu Anioke, Abakaliki

State High Court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital has sentenced a woman, Mrs Agnes Nwefuru, to death by hanging for killing her co-wife and seven children.

The Plaintiff, Ebonyi State Government had in a suit no.HAW/13C/2017, brought against the defendant, Agnes Nwefuru, accused her of setting ablaze the House of her co-wife, Felicia Nwefuru, which took her life and the lives of her seven children.

The plaintiff contended that the accused also burnt her own house during the evil act as a camouflage.

The plaintiff further contended that the accused removed all her belongings and that of her children and took them to a safe place outside the house before committing the act.

Recall that in 2017, eight members of a family were burnt to death following a mysterious fire that engulfed their residential house around 3am in the wee hours of the night at Ogboji community in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

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