A man identified as Gbadebo Elegbede, in Abule Egba area of Lagos State, on Monday morning, allegedly beat his wife to death over a disagreement that started from a missing N500 note.
The incident, which reportedly occurred at Oronna Street, Off Puposola Street, Abule Egba area of the state, started when 60-year-old Elegbede raised the alarm over his missing N500 he claimed to have kept in their room.
He accused one of his wife’s sons of being responsible for the missing money but when the deceased defended her son, it led to a serious argument between the duo and subsequently to a fierce scuffle.
It was gathered that the man allegedly hit the woman with an unnamed object, which made her fall to the ground with blood gushing out of her mouth, and the 17-year-old son, Johnson, who the father accused of stealing the N500 came in and met the lifeless body of his mother.
The suspect was said to have locked the lifeless body of his wife in his apartment and prevented even her relatives from seeing the body, insisting that he owned her “whether dead or alive.”
A relative of the deceased, who spoke with the Nigerian Tribune, said “since he did not allow us see the corpse, we are now back in Ogun State. We are confused as to what to do whether to report the matter to the police in Ogun State or in Lagos State.
Source: Nigerian Tribune