A man simply named Mr Christopher, on Saturday night beat his wife to death over argument on N2,000.
The incident happened at 1, Agbontaen Street, beside Ebvareke Secondary School, off Agboniro street, Uselu, Benin City.
The 45 year old man was said to have pounced 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, who is a mother of three, Augustine Christopher, noted that his mother was hale and hearthy before the sad incident. The 13-year-old boy explained that his father who is a menial worker with a waste manager in Benin City, always assault his late mother at the slightest provocation.
According to him, the incident that led to his mother’s death started with a phone call from his father to his mother and 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 tried to give my mother paracetamol and water she asked for when my father took the water and drug from me and threw them 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 pounce on my mother where she was lying down outisde, already weak from the beating.
“That was when neighbours came and rushed her to two different hospitals where she was both pronounced death on arrival,” he narrated.