The family of a woman, Ugieki Asemota, has urged the Edo State Police Command to prosecute her husband, Emmanuel, for allegedly beating her to death for refusing him sexual intercourse.
According to family sources, an argument ensued between the couple at their residence on Abaegbe Street in the Evbotubu area of Benin on Monday, June 28, 2021.
Our correspondent learnt that Ugieki entered her room and locked the door to avoid issues with her husband.
However, Emmanuel, who persisted in entering the room with her, allegedly tried to break the door with an axe.
While Ugieki attempted to escape through the window, her husband was said to have accosted and beat her to a coma.
The victim’s twin sister, Victoria Omoruyi, told our correspondent that Ugieki was rejected by two hospitals before she was admitted to the third hospital she was rushed to.
She noted that the marriage between her sister and the suspect was fraught with violence.
Omoruyi said, “They had been having issues before that day and the man was always beating her. But on that night, he wanted to have sex with her and my sister said he should go to his room because she was not ready for his trouble.
“They quarrelled that day and my sister managed it till the evening of the following day. When it became intense, she entered her room and locked the door to avoid any trouble with him. But around midnight, he came banging the door with an axe and asking my sister to open the door that he wanted to sleep with her.
“My sister told him to go to his room and leave her alone, but he kept banging and when my sister saw that if he should meet her in the room with the way he was banging the door, he would kill her, so she tried to escape through the window. Unknown to her, her husband heard when she tried to sneak out through the window.