Monday, February 27, 2012

Wife beats husband to death

Tears flowed freely Friday from a 13-year-old boy Steven Imagbe, as he watched with disbelief his mother allegedly beat his father to death during a heated argument over payment of school fees.

The argument, according to report, was prompted by the refusal of the victim to play the traditional role of a father when he turned down request by his wife, Mrs. Stella Imagbe to pay the two terms school fees of their only child.

The victim, Andrew Imagbe, a casual worker with a wood treatment factory Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area had bluntly told his wife that he had no money for the school fees of his child following a pending case of an allegation of infidelity against her when the woman allegedly threw the first punch.

Mr. Andrew Imagbe who was said to be having a meal of Eba and Okro soup stood up and was advancing towards the woman obviously to teach her a lesson of her life when the woman allegedly hit the man on his head with a broken wooden door.

Weekend Champion gathered that the victim who reportedly slumped, and died instantly before medical attention could be provided for him.

The woman Mrs. Stella Imagbe, a petty trader and a politician attempted to escape when she observed that her husband was bleeding through the nostrils and mouth but was over-powered by neighbours who were attracted to the scene by the alarm raised by the child.

Already, the suspect has been handed over to the Delta State Police Command for prosecution.

The home of the couple at Okpe road, Sapele was completely deserted yesterday when our correspondent visited.

Delta State Police Public Relations Officer Assistant Superitendent of Police, ASP Charles Muka said investigation on the incident had commenced.

Daily Champion

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