Man allegedly batters wife to death over fixing of mosquito nets on windows

A family member of the deceased who preferred anonymity alledged that heated argument ensued between the couple when the suspect tried to stop a carpenter engaged by the wife to fix net to their window.
Man allegedly batters wife to death over fixing of mosquito nets on windows

Police arrest man that beat wife to death over mosquito net

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The Police in Nasarawa State have arrested one, Ovye Yakubu, over alleged murder of his wife, Esther Aya, in their residence at Sabonpegi-Shabu community of Lafia.

It was gathered that an argument over the the fixing of mosquito nets on windows ensued between the couple. Angered by the front from the wife, the man allegedly battered the wife to death.

Ramhan Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the the incident and subsequent arrest of the man in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lafia.

According to him, the suspect was arrested on Friday Jan. 7, after the Police received a report of the incident on the same date resulting from a querrel.

Nansel said that investigation was ongoing at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia, to unravel the mystery behind the incident. He said that the corpse of the woman has been deposited at the morgue for post-mortem examination

Meanwhile, NAN garthered that the accused allegedly beat his wife to death following an argument that led to quarrel.

A family member of the deceased who preferred anonymity alledged that heated argument ensued between the couple when the suspect tried to stop a carpenter engaged by the wife to fix net to their window.

He alledged that the suspect had beaten up the wife when she insisted that the carpenter should continue with the work.

“The deceased engaged the service of a carpenter to fix net in their windows to prevent mosquitoes, but the husband stopped the carpenter, which the wife resisted, eventually the husband started beating her in the process,” he alleged.

On his part, the carpenter who also pleaded anonymity, alledged that the suspect chased him away when he was engaged by the deceased to fix net.

-NAN

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