Domestic Violence: Man Kills Wife In Benin Over N80,000

A man has been arrested in Benin city, Edo State, following the death of his life.

Monday Olomu, 53, was arrested around Airport road on Thursday, 04 November 2021.

The couple had been married for 26 years.

The problem started on 22 October 2021 when Monday refused to account for N80,000.

His wife, Odion Osarogue Olumu had given N155,000 to her husband for domestic needs, and Monday only spent N75,000, which resulted in an argument as the husband refused to account for the balance of N80,000.

Monday Olomu
Monday Olomu, kills wife over N80,000 in Benin City.

The husband doubled down, knowing he had no way of giving an account, leading to a serious fight.

Standard Gazette gathered that the angry husband pushed his wife, who fell and hit her head on a concrete floor.

SG learned that Monday did not immediately assist his wife, who was unconscious and died minutes later.

On Thursday, the husband was arrested by policemen from the Evbuotubu police division and transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department.

In an interview with Standard Gazette correspondent, Olumu said, "I actually asked her to use her money to handle some issues in the house, and I paid her a part of it.

"I was shocked that she came one night and started worrying me that l should pay her the balance and I don't have money.

"After a huge quarrel, we fought as she held me strong to herself. I only just pushed her away, and she used her head to hit the stone on the floor.

"I never wanted to kill her. The Government should pardon me, and I am regretting now".

Contacted, Edo state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bello Kontongs, who confirmed the incident, said, "men should be careful when they have a quarrel with their wives at home. Learn to be patient".

SP Bello Kontongs assured that the husband would be charged to court for murder after the investigation.

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