Ugieki Asemota’s family has asked the Edo State Police Command to prosecute her husband, Emmanuel, for reportedly beating her to death because she refused to engage in sexual intercourse with him.
According to Niger Delta Connect news, on monday, June 28, 2021, an altercation broke out between the couple at their home on Abaegbe Street in the Evbotubu neighborhood of Benin City.
According to our source, Ugieki entered her room and locked the door to avoid conflict with her husband.
Emmanuel, on the other hand, who insisted on entering the room with her, is accused of attempting to break the door down with an axe.
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.
Her husband accosted her by the window, dragged her down and hit her head on a block that was beside the window while he continued beating her. My sister pleaded with him that she was losing her strength, but he didn’t answer her till she became unconscious and he left her for dead. Their tenants could not come out for fear that Emmanuel would turn the fight against them.
When the tenants realised that they could not hear any noise again, they came out to rescue my sister and took her to a hospital. She was rejected at the two hospitals she was taken to before
she was admitted to the third hospital. When we got to the hospital, we were asked to do some tests and scans. It was around 2pm that she opened her eyes and talked, but she could not turn or raise her fingers.
After a few days in the hospital, the victim was transferred to the University of benin teaching hospital, where she was put on oxygen until her death on July 7.
According to our source, the family reported the incident to the Evbotubu Police Station, where the culprit was apprehended
Kontongs Bello, the state Police Public relations officer, confirmed the event and said the culprit will be charged in court once the inquiry was completed.
He said, “The couple were married in 2002 and had two boys together before she died. The woman denied him sex and he beat her to a coma. When we finish our preliminary investigation, we will charge him to court.”
Source: our correspondents