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Man Disembowels 23-Year-Old Wife, Flees With Her Phone So She Can’t Call For Help

A 23-year-old woman, identified as Mercy Samuel, has allegedly been killed by her husband, Samuel Matthew, during a disagreement in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

The deceased’s husband was said to have ripped open her stomach and cut the intestines on Sunday night after which he fled with her phone so she cannot call for help.

According to Vanguard, the mother of two was discovered on Monday morning and rushed to the Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, where she died on Wednesday.

The State Project Officer, Women’s Right Advancement and Protection Alternative, WRAPA, Jummai Madaki, explained that; “There had been some violence against her in the past, as confirmed by her family but the husband’s family denied any violence.

“The man ripped open her tummy, removed her intestine and cut it before he disappeared with her phone, so she could not call for help.

“They live in a small apartment, so I wonder why no one heard her scream. We were told help did not come until the early hours of Monday, when she was rushed to the hospital and was placed on oxygen.

“An informant called my attention to the incident and we raise the alarm. Surprisingly, the matter was not reported to the Police.

“We were told by her parents that even as recent as last year, she was home due to some issues but the husband’s people came to beg and she went back.”

The state’s Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Rebecca Sambo, who also visited the deceased family house in Gyel, Jos South, assured the family that the matter would not be swept under the carpet.

Sambo said; “The Police has been informed and action has commenced, ensuring the young girl gets justice.”

She advised women to speak out once they sense any danger in their marriages and not give themselves over to be killed by violent husbands.

The commissioner also directed women to approach the Gender Desks in Police Stations and report gender-based violence to the Desk Officers.

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