- A Nigerian man identified as Firday Uko, has been sentenced to death for killing his wife in Akwa Ibom
- According to reports, he kicked her for allegedly taking N1,000 out of his pockets to cook food for their 7 kids to eat
- After judgement was passed, Uko pleaded for mercy in order to take care of his children
7 children have been made motherless by the very hands of their own father. Identified as Friday Uko, the father of 7 has been sentenced to death by an Akwa Ibom State High Court, sitting in Ikot Ekpene, for killing his pregnant wife.
According to police reports, he kicked his 3 months pregnant wife, Patience, on August 14, 2014 at about midnight because she removed N1000 from his pocket and used it to cook food for their 7 children (6 girls, 1 boy) the oldest being 10-year-old.
Speaking during the sentence, Justice Ntong Ntong expressed his concern stating that a pregnant woman who is supposed to be pampered due to her condition, was treated the way Uko did his wife.
He said: "The accused pushed her 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. This case is straightforward. The accused has told this Court through his extrajudicial statement that he caused the death of his wife. Anyone who unlawfully kills another is entitled to face the law.
The accused pushed his wife down with pregnancy and she raised an alarm and died instantly showing the force the accused exerted in pushing her down. I have sworn to interpret the law no matter whose ox is gored."
The convict, whose lawyer was not present in Court, pleaded for mercy so as to enable him go and take care of his children.
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