Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Husband Beats Wife To Death Over Sex In Cross River
Tragedy struck at Iwuru community in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State as a 45-years-old man simply identified as ‘Bassey Akwa Ibom,’ allegedly killed his wife for denying him s*x.
The suspect and his late wife, popularly called Mmamma, were said to be farmers and had lived in Big Iwuru with their seven children for decades before the ugly incident.
According to eye witness account, the incident happened on Thursday, last week at about noon when the duo went for their usual farm work and a quarrel ensued between them.
The witness, said the man had demanded for s*x from his wife but she told him that she was tired and begged him to hold on until they get back to the house in the evening.
“I heard the late wife begging that he should hold on until they get home, but the man was not prepared to let go as he rather, decided to beat her up after he had tried unsuccessfully to make love to her in the farm.”
Consequent upon this, the woman slumped and gave up the ghost after she had shouted for help and none came.
At the village, some neigbhours confided in Daily Sun that the suspect is fond of torturing the wife.
According to them, they had separated fights between the duo on the flimsy excuse that the woman was no longer cooperating with the suspect aqnd on such occasions, he either threatened to send her packing or deal with her.
One of the neighbours, said: “We had tried to settle them to no avail. That man always complained about the late wife. We have often times pleaded with him to leave the woman alone before she dies in his hand and finally, she has died. “This has put the entire community in trouble because police would expect us to provide information about the incident. As I am talking with you, most youths have fled the village for fear of being arrested. Now, who will take care of the seven children left behind by this woman?”
Meanwhile, the youths of Iwuru have threatened to ostracise Bassey from the community once he released by the police, saying such a man cannot live in their midst anymore because he has committed grave crime against his host community.
It was gathered that but for the intervention of some elders and the children left behind, the man would have been lynched even before police’s investigation.
Checks by Daily Sun revealed that the man has been arrested and was being detained at Biase Divisional Police station, undergoing interrogation.
When contacted on phone, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Cross River State Police Command, Mr. Hogan Bassey, said such matter had not been made known to his office.