Sad! Story of pregnant Nigerian woman beaten to death by husband and buried with her baby (Graphic Photos)

Here is the shocking story of a pregnant woman, Chinyere Sylvia Akaleme, who died after she was allegedly brutally beaten by her husband, Obinna Akaleme on the day she was due to give birth.

Read her shocking untold story as shared by Ukan Kurugh on Facebook


The menace of Domestic violence in Nigeria and it’s implications on the families of the victims.

Late Engr Sylvia

Unfortunately for Sylvia or Chinyere as she was fondly called by family and close friends, she did not live to tell her own story. She was cut down in her prime by the man she loved till death did them part Obinna Akaleme, her husband. She died on the day she was due to give birth after series of miscarriages in her husband’s house.

A brief biography of the victim

Chinyere Sylvia Akaleme (nee Igbo) was born on 27 april 1981 into the family of Mr and Mrs Reginald Chiaka Igbo. The second child and 1st daughter of the family with six other siblings, Sylvia was raised in a middle-class Catholic family residing in Ajao estate, lagos where she had her nursery, primary and secondary education. She was a very bright pupil and her position in class never went below the top three. She gained admission into the university of Ilorin in Kwara state where she read electrical engineering and graduated with second class honours. She started a career in information technology and quickly got several professional qualifications including sisco into her academic profile. She started her working career with Karox computers before moving on to reliance info systems ltd where she became a product and sales manager.

Sylvia at work

Her last job was with the Wini group, an Ikeja based corporation.
In 2012 she met and married Obinna Akaleme a farmer/ chef/ kitchen assistant and thus began her journey to an untimely death in the hands of the man she loved so much and catered for. She died on the on the 29th of march 2017 and she was committed to mother earth at the Ikoyi cemetery on the 19th of july 2017.
Engr sylvia is survived by her aged grandmother, her parents, siblings, uncles, aunties, nephews and nieces. May her gentle soul rest in peace, Amen.

What Happened?

Her parents and siblings never knew Chinyere endured several years of abuse in the hands of the man she called a husband. She assumed the role of a typical Nigerian wife who must always display a non-existent happiness in a marriage filled with sadness and regrets. The only clue about what happened to her during her over five years of marriage was the account of the neighbors who narrated how on a particular night Obinna her husband beat her up and she ran to their landlords house for safety. Also the little girl who lived with her revealed that Chinyere warned her not to tell her parents that her husband used to beat her up even while she was over eight months pregnant.sylvia and a friend at an event

That explained the reason behind the series of miscarriages she had before her last pregnancy which was full term. Her parents got worried that their daughter had about four miscarriages in less than four years decided to take her to come stay with them when she took-in after her eight month old miscarriage. She lived peacefully with her parents and her pregnancy advanced with Chinyere in good health and high spirits anticipating the birth of her child. Unfortunately for her, on her due date, Obinna, her husband came to pick her up from her father’s house at 10 am to the hospital and as a dutiful wife she was, she obeyed him and went with him. According to the doctor, the mother and the baby were confirmed healthy on arrival and Doctor asked her to go get her bag in preparation for delivery that evening. Obinna took Chinyere to their matrimonial home. Sadly for Chinyere, he got into an argument with her over money, beat her up so badly and left her unconscious in the house. He left the house and switched off his phone and her phone so no one could reach them. He left her in the house and every attempt made to reach them was futile. He later returned and took her to the hospital when he discovered she was dying at about 4.30pm and did not deem it fit to contact her parents or siblings, he did this so as not to run the risk of her coming out of coma and telling her family her ordeal at the hands of her husband, it is also worthy to note that the hospital were she died is less than a hundred metres from her parent’s house. Obinna eventually came to her parents house around 8.30pm to tell them she had passed on. Further findings from her siblings and the doctor’s confirmation revealed that Chinyere was brought to the hospital lifeless (practically dead). The doctor decided to do a cesarean session to try and save the baby but it was all in vain.

Chinyere’s sad story is one among millions of Nigerian women who fall victim to sexual and emotional predators because they want to be accepted by the society at large . They hide their ordeal from the very people that can rescue them. Their families. Women nowadays​ pretend that they are in happy marriages even when the obvious signs says otherwise. For how long will we keep up with this trend of pretending all is well when it obviously isn’t? Must we live a lie for societal acceptance? Let’s come together and say no to domestic violence and spousal abuse. There are many families like Chinyere’s who wish their children had remained single and lived with them instead of getting married and killed by their partners. Enough is enough!”


  1. Come to think of it that the mum of Obinna suffered the same perilous act from the dad and later died from heart attack/high Bp. Obinna is also a drop out and a thief. Stealing made his parents to be excommunicated from Navy town ojo, Lagos. What a wicked world.

    • Women should learn from this incident. Pretence may have serious repercussions. Obinna may have covenanted with the devil not to have baby hence the constant miscarriages through physical and diabolical means. The efforts of the parents was commendable but unrewarded as the daughter still died. If her mother had accompanied them that would have been averted. The did is done, let the law take its cause.

  2. The foolish man deserves no mercy! He should be sent to the gallows for wickedly killing dat lady and breaking so many hearts, including mine, even though i don’t know her
    May her soul rest in peace… Amen.

  3. It is very disheartening and parents on the other hand should try to be good friends of their wards even when they are married. Teach your wards to know that there are people that they should not hide certain information from . At least their pastors and their doctors even if they do not want their parents know for the fear of loosing their husband. Because I believe that if the doctor was aware of the development he would have asked the killer to go home alone and get those materials needed and that would have at least extended the incident and by the time the baby comes the mother in- law would be around to see to the care of the new born and on the process, she may discover without being told the activities of his killer in-law. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
    hope other women should learn from this episode.

  4. it is better to say the truth than just to be killed anyhow, lady broking maraige is better than death. but pls Nigeria law should take effects but pls don’t allow d man to die once but pls make sure he died small, small before they will final buries him .