A fisherman based in Tarka Local Government area of Benue State, Mr. Patrick Ejiro, has reportedly beat his wife to death over alleged missing N5,000.
The 42-year-old fisherman, an indigene of Delta state, had been living with his Benue wife in the community where he earns a living from fishing.
Sources disclosed that the couple had early in morning engaged each other in a heated argument over an alleged N5,000 that was realized from the sale of fish but was unaccounted for by the late wife.
“The argument led to a fight, the husband beat her to a pulp and she passed out bleeding from her mouth and nostrils.
“Neighbours, who intervened, made efforts to revive her but it was unsuccessful. She was eventually rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, BSUTH, for further treatment where she was confirmed dead,” he said.
The Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Catherine Anene, She onfirming the development, said the brawl between the couple started “when the wife allegedly sold some items for the family and failed to remit the N5,000.
“He beat her up to a state of coma and she was bleeding from the nostrils. She was rushed to BSUTH where she was confirmed dead. The suspect is in police custody and investigation into the matter is already in progress,” she said.