Man kills wife over alleged N10m deposit in Ondo

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The deposit of N10 million in the account of a married woman, Nnena Onuka has led to her death.

The husband, Kelechukwu was said to have been angry with the wife for concealing such an information about the deposit.

The confrontation led to a quarrel and the wife’s eventual death. 

The  42-year-old Onuka has since been arrested by the police.

The incident happened at Aratunsi area of Akure the Ondo State capital.

According to sources close to the family, the money was deposited in the wife’s account by her sister for a building project.

It was gathered that the husband got wind of the money in her wife’s account through another person.

It was during the fracas that followed, the suspect allegedly used an object to hit his wife on the head and she died instantly.

A neighbour said they called in the police after the husband begged them to help carry his wife to the hospital.

Another neighbour,who gave his name as Obinna,said the couple was always having arguments but they used to settle between themselves.

“There was even a day that after beating her, the man called us to assist him to take his wife to the hospital.

” I really don’t know what led to this fight that caused the death of the woman.

“But on this day, it became serious. We were hearing their voices and later everywhere went silent.

“Before we knew what went wrong, the man was trying to revive the lady after using something to strike her in anger.”

Ondo State Police spokesman, SP Fummy Odunayo, said it was a case of domestic violence.

She said the fight occured at the early hours of the day and further investigation has commenced.


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