A 42 year old man, Patrick Ejiro on Wednesday beat his wife to death for not remitting about N5,000 being money generated by the family to her husband.
The Benue state command of the Nigeria Police which confirmed the death of the lady also said her body has been deposited at the mortuary of the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH).
The incident was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benue state command, Sewuese Anene while speaking to newsmen in Makurdi on Wednesday.
She said, “The suspect is from Delta state; he is 42 years old, and a fisherman, while the wife is from Benue state.
“The reason for the incident that ended up at the river side (where he beat his wife to a state of comma) was that the wife sold some items for the family and did not remit N5,000 naira
“So, he beat up his wife to a state of comma; the victim was rushed to BSUTH, but was confirmed dead.”
She explained that at the time the victim was taken to the hospital she was bleeding from the nostrils.
Anene further stated that the suspect has been arrested and is presently in police custody, while investigation was still in progress.