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Man Rips Wife’s Stomach Open In Plateau, Flees With Phone



A man is currently at large after ripping open his 23-year-old wife stomach open during a disagreement in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

The suspect identified as Samuel Matthew reportedly murdered his wife, Mercy Samuel, on Sunday night after which he fled with her phone so she won’t be able to call for help.

The deceased was later found on Monday morning and was rushed to Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos.

Unfortunately, she died on Wednesday, Vanguard reports.


Jummai Madaki the State Project Officer, Women’s Right Advancement and Protection Alternative, WRAPA, said that this is not the first time the suspect is assaulting the wife.

She said: “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 paid a visit to the deceased family Gyel, Jos South, promised that the matter would be adequately dealt with.