Nigeria’s Deadly Marriages: How 49 Husbands, Wives Were Killed In 15 Months

At least 49 spouses reportedly died between January 2021 and March 2022, data compiled by Daily Trust Saturday have revealed.

The data showed that 35 women were killed by their husbands while wives killed their husbands on 14 different occasions. 

From the cases compiled by Daily Trust Saturday, 39 deaths were related to domestic violence while six killed their spouses over allegations of infidelity. 

Other causes of homicide according to experts are mental disorders, ritual killing and forced marriages.

The latest incident that was greeted by uproar was the death of an Abuja-based gospel artiste, Osinachi Nwachukwu.

Her death reportedly followed marital ordeals as there were allegations of domestic violence being orchestrated by her husband.

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