A certain husband reportedly an indigene of Delta State, identified as Christopher, has beaten his wife, Mrs. Isoken Christopher, to death for allegedly refusing to offer him N2,000 loans.
The 45-year-old, described as a chain smoker and drunk by the eldest of his three children, Augustine, beat the businesswoman to death on Saturday night of June 26, 2021, at No. 1, Agbontaen Street beside Ebvareke Secondary School, off Agboniro Street, Uselu, Benin, the Edo State capital.
Augustine, 13, disclosed his father, who wanted to escape from the room- and-parlour apartment after killing his mother, was apprehended and handed over to the police.
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The son said the alleged killer-husband was working for a waste disposal company in Benin.
He alleged his father was always beating the deceased, a fashion items dealer, at the slightest provocation.
According to him, the suspect called their mother on phone to demand N2, 000 loan and started beating the deceased as he returned home around 9 pm when the money was not quickly given to him.
Edo Police Public Relations Officer, Bello Kotongs, a Superintendent of Police (SP), who confirmed the incident, stated details were still being awaited from the area’s Divisional Police Officer (DPO) as at press time.