A 42-year-old fisherman, Patrick Ejiro reportedly beat his wife to death over alleged missing N5,000 in Tyomu community on Makurdi-Gboko Road, Tarka Local Government Area of Benue state
It was gathered that the fisherman, an indigene of Delta state, had been living with his Benue wife in the community where he ekes out a living from fishing.
According to the source, the couple engaged in a heated argument early in the morning over an alleged N5,000 that was unaccounted for by the late wife which was realized from the sale of fish.
The source added that neighbours, who intervened, made efforts to resuscitate her but it was futile. She was eventually rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, BSUTH, for an emergency treatment where she was confirmed dead.
Confirming the development, the Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Deputy Superintendent, DSP, Catherine Anene, said the brawl between the couple started when the wife allegedly sold some items for the family and failed to remit the N5,000, which resulted to battery from the husband up to the state of coma.
She added that the victim was rushed to BSUTH where she was confirmed dead. The suspect is in police custody and investigation into the matter is already in progress.