Man Allegedly Beats Wife To Death For Denying Him Sex
Police Command in Edo state has arrested a middle-aged man simply identified as Emmanuel for allegedly beating his wife, Ugieki Asemota to death for denying him sex.
The incident occurred on June 27, at No. 1, Ogiedegue Street, off Ason Bus Stop, Evbuotubu area of Benin.
According to ThePunch, Ugieki entered her room and locked the door to avoid issues with her husband.
However, Emmanuel, who persisted in entering the room with her, allegedly tried to break the door with an axe.
While Ugieki attempted to escape through the window, her husband was said to have accosted and beaten her to a coma.
The victim’s twin sister, Victoria Omoruyi, told newsmen that Ugieki was rejected by two hospitals before she was admitted to the third hospital she was rushed to.
She noted that the marriage between her sister and the suspect was fraught with violence.
They had been having issues before that day and the man was always beating her. But on that night, he wanted to have sex with her and my sister said he should go to his room because she was not ready for his trouble.
They quarrelled that day and my sister managed it till the evening of the following day. When it became intense, she entered her room and locked the door to avoid any trouble with him. But around midnight, he came banging the door with an axe and asking my sister to open the door that he wanted to sleep with her.
My sister told him to go to his room and leave her alone, but he kept banging and when my sister saw that if he should meet her in the room with the way he was banging the door, he would kill her, so she tried to escape through the window. Unknown to her, her husband heard when she tried to sneak out through the window.
Her husband accosted her by the window, dragged her down and hit her head on a block that was beside the window while he continued beating her. My sister pleaded with him that she was losing her strength, but he didn’t answer her till she became unconscious and he left her for dead. Their tenants could not come out for fear that Emmanuel would turn the fight against them.
When the tenants realised that they could not hear any noise again, they came out to rescue my sister and took her to a hospital. She was rejected at the two hospitals she was taken to before she was admitted to the third hospital. When we got to the hospital, we were asked to do some tests and scans. It was around 2pm that she opened her eyes and talked, but she could not turn or raise her fingers.
The spokesman of the command, SP Bello Kontongs confirmed the incident on Wednesday in Benin, revealing that the case was transferred to the state command from Evbuotubu Police Division where the matter was first reported.
Kontongs added that the deceased, aged 50, got married to the suspect in 2002 and have two children, aged 19 and 15.
The man was said to have demanded sex from the deceased around 11 pm of June 27 and upon her refusal, he beat her up and in the process inflicted her with injury.
She was rushed to four hospitals, three rejected her, but the fourth one referred her to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital where she passed on on July 7, as a result of complications from the injury. The man is presently in our custody and will be charged to court for murder.