A 45-year-old man, identified as Christopher, on Saturday night beat his wife to death during an argument over N2,000 at 1, Agbontaen Street, Uselu, Benin, Edo State.
It was gathered that the suspect descended on his wife, Isoken, following her failure to give him the N2,000 loan he had requested from her.
Augustine, who is the eldest child of the couple, explained that his father always assaulted his late mother at the slightest provocation. According to him, the latest incident started with a phone call from his father to his mother, requesting for N2,000.
“Following the call, my father came home at about 9pm and started beating her and accused her of always embarrassing him each time he requested for money.
After the beating, I tried to give my mother paracetamol and water she asked for when my father took the water and drug from me and threw them away.
It was after then she went out to pour water on her body and later lied down outside. My father locked us (children) inside the room and went out to pounce on her again where she was lying down outside, already weak from the initial beating.
That was when neighbors came and rushed her to two different hospitals where she was pronounced dead on arrival,” he revealed.