From Chris Gaga, Makurdi
A man, Ejiro Patrick, 42, has reportedly beaten his wife to death in Tyomu community, Gboko Road, Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
The suspect who was identified as a fisherman was said to have beaten his wife to coma on Wednesday, over a minor family disagreement concerning money.
DAILY ASSET gathered that the suspected murderer was said to be from Delta State, while the deceased wife hailed from Benue.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sewuese Anene confirmed the report, adding that the suspect was already in police custody.
“Yes, Mr Ejiro Patrick of Km 14 Tyomu, Gboko Road beat up his wife to a state of coma. The victim was rushed to Benue State University teaching hospital (BSUTH) but was confirmed dead and her remains have been deposited at the BSUTH morgue.
“The reason for the violence that ended up at the riverside was that the wife sold some items for the family and did not remit N5,000.
“The victim was also seen bleeding from the nostrils. The suspect is in police custody. Investigation is still in progress,” Anene said.