A MAN identified as Emmanuel Asemota has been arrested by Edo Police Command for allegedly beating his wife to death because she denied him sex.
Parading the suspect, yesterday, Spokesman of Edo State Police Command, Bello Kontongs gave the victim’s name as Victoria Asemota, 50, who has given birth to two children of ages 19 and 15 for Emmanuel since she got married to him in 2002.
“The man was said to have demanded sex from the deceased wife around 11 pm on June 27th and upon her refusal, he beat her up and in the process, inflicted her with injuries that killed her the next day. She was rushed to four hospitals, three rejected her but the fourth one referred her to University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) where she died on July 7, as a result of complications from the injuries. The man is presently in our custody and will be charged to court for murder,” Kontongs said.