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Anger Woman stabs neighbour to death for abusing her

A single mother has been arrested in Benue State for stabbing her neighbour to death during a fight.

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A 22-year-old woman, Nwuse Ayom, has been arrested by the Benue State Police Command, for allegedly stabbing her neighbour, Tererse Ayua, to death in Gboko town, after a fight broke out between them owing to the man's incessant abuses on her due to her status as a single mother.

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According reports, Nwuese said she was provoked by the man who would not let her be for having a child outside wedlock.

While being paraded at the Command Headquarters in Makurdi, the state capital, Nwuese told journalists that the deceased was fond of teasing her over the baby she had about four months ago.

“We were neighbours. I had nothing with him; he used to abuse me since I had my baby, and sometimes he went as far as accusing me of abandoning my baby at night to sleep with other men.

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He kept doing it and I kept begging him to leave me alone. He refused. A few days ago, while I was sitting outside the house peeling oranges and attending to my baby, he came and started harassing me, threatening to beat me up that I flirted with another man, while I left my baby crying.

I tried to explain that I went to make my hair, but he would not listen to me. Our argument led to a fight. He beat me and my baby fell from my hand. It was at that point that I reached for the knife I was peeling the orange with and stabbed him in the stomach. I learned he died before getting to the hospital.”

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