A 45-years man simply identified as Mr Christopher, on Saturday night beat his 39-years old wife to death over N2,000.
The incident happened at 1, Agbontaen Street, beside Ebvareke Secondary School, off Agboniro street, Uselu, Benin City.
The man was said to have bounced on his wife, Mrs Isoken Christopher, following her failure to give him the N2,000 loan he requested from her.
The eldest child of the deceased woman and mother of three, Augustine Christopher, noted that his mother was hale and hearthy before the sad incident.
The 13-years old boy explained that his father who is a menial worker with a waste manager in Benin, always beats his mother at the slightest provocation.
According to him, the event that led to his mother’s death started with a phone call from his father to his mother where he requested 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 was trying to give my mother paracetamol and water she asked when my father took the water and drug from me and threw it away.
“It was after then she went out to pour water on her body and later lie down outside.
“My father locked us (children) inside the room and went out to bounce on my mother where she was lying down outisde, already weak from the beating.
“That was when neigbour came and rushed her to two different hospitals where she was both pronounced death of arrival,” he explained.
The young boy said that his father smokes and was always drunk.
Similarly, a neighbour to the deceased, Mrs Florence Obahiagbon, said it was the noise from the beating that brought them outside.
“On getting outside, we met the man beating his wife and usual and we tried to revive her by pouring water on her because she was weak by then.
“We rushed her to two hospitals within the neighbourhood where they both said she was dead on arrival.
“We invited vigilante that responded swiftly and they caught the deceased husband who was then trying to escape after committing the crime.”
Mrs Obahiagbon said that the deceased was hale and hearthy as they had both attended the same party earlier in the day where she (deceased) participated on serving guests at the party.
She described the deceased as a hard working woman who operates a fashion shop in a caravan in front of their rented apartment where they occupies a room and parlour.
Obahiagbon said that the deceased corpse was taken away by the Police from the New Benin Station.