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The Edo state police have arrested a 53-year-old man named Monday Olomu, for reportedly killing his wife, Odion Osarogue Olumu, over a money dispute of 80,000 Naira ($ 200)
On Thursday, the suspect, who has been married to the dead for 26 years, was apprehended along Airport Road in Benin City.
The story goes that trouble began on October 22, 2021, when Monday failed to account for N80,000 of the N155,000 his wife handed him for domestic expenses, according to crime investigator Festus Alenkhe.
I actually asked her to use her money to handle some issues in the house, and I paid her a part of it. I was shocked that she came one night and started worrying me that l should pay her the balance and I don’t have money,
After a huge quarrel, we fought as she held me strong to herself. I only just pushed her away, and she used her head to hit the stone on the floor. I never wanted to kill her. The Government should pardon me, and I am regretting now.The suspect confessed.
The suspect is accused of spending N75,000, causing a squabble after he failed to account for the balance, this had caused the dispute escalated into a physical altercation in which Monday pushed his wife. She tripped and smacked her head on the concrete.
According to reports, Monday failed to help his wife at the moment, as she was unconscious at the time of fall, and died minutes later.
On Thursday, police officers from the Evbuotubu police division detained the suspect and transported him to the State Criminal Investigation Department.
In an interview with the Standard Gazette, Olumu expressed his contrition for his actions.