Terrible: Man kills wife for denying him sex in Cross River

by Adeola Balogun

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A middle aged man in Cross River has been arrested after he reportedly took hos wife’s life over sex.

The 45-year-old suspect, identified simply as ‘Bassey Akwa Ibom’ is said to have murdered his wife because she refused to have sex with him.

The incident occurred in Iwuru community in the Biase Local Government Area of the state and residents are said to have stated that the accused was had formed the habit of torturing his wife before her death.

The Sun reports:

The suspect and his late wife, popularly called Mmamma, were said to be farmers and had lived in Big Iwuru with their seven children for decades before the ugly incident. According to eye witness account, the incident happened on Thursday, last week at about noon when the duo went for their usual farm work and a quarrel ensued between them.

The witness, said the man had demanded for sex from his wife but she told him that she was tired and begged him to hold on until they get back to the house in the evening.

“I heard the late wife begging that he should hold on until they get home, but the man was not prepared to let go as he rather, decided to beat her up after he had tried unsuccessfully to make love to her in the farm.”

Consequent upon this, the woman slumped and gave up the ghost after she had shouted for help and none came. At the village, some neigbhours confided in Daily Sun that the suspect is fond of torturing the wife.

Checks by Daily Sun revealed that the man has been arrested and was being detained at Biase Divisional Police station, undergoing interrogation.

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