Undergraduate, 34, beats wife to death over ‘Owambe’ ceremony
7/8/2012 9:09:48 AM -
A 34-YEAR-OLD undergraduate of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Danusa Jimoh, has beaten his wife, Mope, 31, to death in Are-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.
Jimoh, from Okeyi, Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State, according to the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command ASP Victor Babayemi, who spoke at the weekend in Ado-Ekiti, reportedly beat his wife to death in the course of a domestic disagreement on July 3, 2012.
The couple reportedly fought over the inability of the man to give the wife enough money to bury her dad.
The suspect was said to have given the woman some amount of money she considered inadequate for the ceremony.
The suspect, who said he was a 400- level Public Administration student of EKSU, said his wife, who hails from Ipoti-Ekiti, Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State, hit her head against a hard object while they were fighting and passed out.
He said he was usually having quarrel with his late wife over sundry issues and that on the fateful day, it was the issue of money for the coming burial event that led to a fight.
Jimoh said at a time, his mother had to give the deceased some money to augment what he gave her when she said it was not enough to finance the burial ceremony, but that she was still adamant.
The couple is blessed with a child and Mope was a petty trader.
The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the mortuary in Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti and the suspect is expected to be charged to court soon