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Nigerian Woman Sentenced To Death For Killing Husband In Ebonyi State
May 6, 2016 – Wife & Secret Boyfriend Sentenced To Death For Killing Husband In Ebonyi State
A housewife, Josephine Onwuzuruike and her secret lover, Ekene Onyeka have been sentenced to death for the murder of husband.
The suspect murdered her hubby at Azuiyiokwu area of Abakaliki back in 2008 and kept his body parts inside a cupboard after accusing him of attempting to marry another wife by building a separate house other than the one they were living. She, therefore, contacted Onyeka who joined her in killing the husband.
Justice Benson Ogbuh of an Ebonyi State High Court yesterday found the accused guilty of the offence and convicted them.
He sentenced them to death by hanging. During trial, Josephine, broke down and wept uncontrollable. She pleaded with the judge to be lenient on her because of her children.
May 6, 2016 at 5:53 AM
The devil that they must have blamed for their wicked act is not headed to the hangman’s noose with them. Too bad for her. She did not pity her late husband because of their children, but now she prayed for leniency for the same children’s sake.
May 6, 2016 at 6:01 AM
Good for you joseqhine but what about the ugly woman in ibadan that stabbed her husband to death too,wen is her own judgement bcos anybody dat kills must also be sentence to death by hanging.Woman u must be very stupid for collaborating with your manfriend in killing ur husband,u are a shameless woman.When both of you get to heaven,make sure u apologize to ur husband.useless element
Big Aunty Koks
May 6, 2016 at 7:01 AM
See the agony you leave behind for your children. They will battle the stigma, the non-acceptance by their father’s family and the struggles of life without parents all because you and your lover wanted to collabo. Well, you and your lover will be together in hell.
May 6, 2016 at 7:21 AM
OMG!..what will now happen to their children
May 6, 2016 at 7:22 AM
@Big Aunty, you just revealed another aspect of this case that is too painful to imagine. Shame, grief and sore despair could overtake the children, and cause them to hate the world and the people thereof. It is only a very tough-minded person that could walk through this tainted background and still maintain a positive outlook of things.
Maybe the judge should commute that sentence to life imprisonment with hard labour. It may make a difference to the children knowing that their mother is still alive. To imagine your mother dying on the gallows! God have mercy!
May 6, 2016 at 9:14 AM
That’s okay, this is an eye for an eye judgement. just perfect. Come to think of it, whos gonna take care of the kids? To bad, how sure are you the so called boyfrnd wont terminate your life because you both have a secret? Lord have mercy.
May 6, 2016 at 11:35 AM
Foolish house wife. When you were killing your husband, didn’t remember you have children? Judgment is good for both of you. Fools.
May 6, 2016 at 12:03 PM
To me it makes no much difference. @ Metu.
What‘s the point of your parent/s being alive but confined to a particular point for ever, for the rest of their lives? Its as good as being dead.
You know? That‘s even a kind of endless emotional torture bcos anytime you go visit them you feel like getting them released and back home. You‘ll have reason to worry.
The problem with this kind of situation is that whether the parent/s are dead or alive, whichever way you look at it, its the children it will still boil down to the children.
I take a stroll…
May 6, 2016 at 12:48 PM
YOU HAVE USED YOUR HAND TO OPEN THE GATE OF GUANTANAMO BAY DEATH , PLEASE GREET SHEKAU AND OSAMABINLADEN THERE.
YOU ARE A LOOSER, MADAM WICKED ASSHOLE.
May 6, 2016 at 1:42 PM
@Metu Nyetu, I partially agree with you but in my opinion her stupid secret lover should have talked her out of killing her husband but instead he readily agreed to kill the man so that he can have her all to himself. The children should be in the care of the late husband’s family while these two idiots die by the hangman’s noose. Her boyfriend, Ekene Onyeka should be hung by his balls since that was what he thinks with and the woman should be made to watch while her boyfriend is being hung by his balls(her toy)before she herself is hung without being blindfolded. This should be a warning to those men who fall heads over heels in love with married women.
May 6, 2016 at 2:58 PM
She and her man friend deserve what they got and while on earth will a human being killed another 4 unnecessary issue or problem.
May 6, 2016 at 3:59 PM
The woman should have think of the kids frist, if you don’t your husband eanymore, there’s a word call divorce why the killing?????, your kids are now orphans in your own making, i pray the judge have mercy and commute your death sentence to life imprisonmet.
May 6, 2016 at 7:24 PM
Taking another man or woman’s life is wrong. However, under the circumstances, life imprisonment without parole would have been adequate. The psychological impact of losing both parents could be devastating to the innocent children. How I wish that people would think of the consequences first before acting. So what if the man marries another woman, must he be killed for that? May God take care of those children. I plead with the Judge to commute her to life imprisonment. It is well.
May 6, 2016 at 11:06 PM
@Lola, sweet comment.
@Uzoma, it is true that the woman and her lover committed an unpardonable crime, but a glance at the double grief that would definitely grip the children if they lose both parents is enough to make the judge reconsider his verdict.
@Sharp Shooter, it does make a difference to have their mother alive but in prison:
1) The noose is a very painful way to end life. It would cause serious wreckage in the hearts of the children each time they remember or imagine how their mother painfully struggled and dangled on the gallows before her spirit parted. This is a brutal way to exercute a man. The firing squard is even more romantic–pardon that word!
2) A living dog is better than a dead lion. With the mother alive, the tendency is for the children to subconsciously cling unto a very tiny, weak thread called hope. The children could go and visit her when they want, and still hope against hopes that she might regain her freedom one day. We cannot deny that after the woman must have done some time in the prison, having posibly become sober and good mannered, luck could smile on her one day and a governor, a president, or a chief judge would decide to grant her pardon on account of good behaviour. This kind of hope makes us feel good, even if it deceives us.
EGBERRI MAMA 1
May 7, 2016 at 1:57 PM
WHAT A TRAGEDY ???. INSECURITY AND INFERIORITY COMPLEX IS CAUSING ALOT OF PROBLEMS AMONGS WOMEN. MARRIAGE ISN,TBY FORCE . EVEN IF D MAN ISN,T INTEESTED IN D MARRIAGE ANYMORE , WHATA GWAN ? ESPECIALLY WHEN U HV CHILDREN ALREADY. STAY WITH UR SWEET ANGELS AND WATCH GOD MANIFEST HIS FAVOUR UPON UR LIFE . D MOST ANNOYING PART ,WHY WOULD SHE EVER DO THAT WITH ANODA MAN? SO U TRUST D OTHER BASTARD BUT U DON,T TRUST UR HUBBY ? IGBO vS IGBO . NO SINNER GOES UNPUNNISHED,BUT PLEASE WHAT ABOUT D SWEET INNOCENT CHILDREN ? PLEASE HV MERCY ON D IDIOTIC WOMAN BCOS OF D CHILDREN . FOR BCOS OF 1 PERSON A NATION CAN BE SAVED ! JUST SAVE DIS WOMAN BCOS OF THE CHILDREN . IF U KILL D WOMAN ,THEIR FATHER,S FAMILY MIGHT NOT FAVOUR THEM .MAMA FAMILY FIT STILL CALL THEM “BAD HEAD ” SOME OF D CHILDREN MIGHT NOT FAVOUR HER IN D FUTURE BCOS SHE KILLED THEIR FADA . U JUST CAN,T DECEIVE CHILDREN THESE DAYS AND HISTORY WILL KEEP REPEATING IT,SELF.PLES THINK OF D INNOCENT CHILDREN WITHOUT A FADA . AS 4 HER BOYFRD -HIS DAYS ARE NUMBERED !