Domestic Violence: Police Arrests Man Who Beat his Wife to Death Over Dispute

By Priscilla Oshiokenoya

Police Arrest Man Who Beat Wife To Death Over Dispute

The Nigerian Police Command in Delta have arrested a man named Efe Erinoja for allegedly beating his wife to death in their residential apartment in Orerokpe, Okpe Local Government area of the state.
The sad incident was said to have occurred about 6:30am on Wednesday, March 16, when the couple were involved in a domestic dispute during which Erinoja allegedly killed his 36-year-old wife, Faith Ekpe

The 42-year-old man fled his home after committing the crime to avoid being attacked by angry locals.

According to a local source, neighbours heard the shrill voice of Faith Ekpe but when they arrived at the scene, she was already dead.

The fleeing husband was tracked and arrested following a report made at Orerokpe Police Station by the brother of the deceased, Monday Otobrise Ekpe, who led detectives to the scene

Security sources said: “When the Police detectives arrived the scene, they found the corpse of Faith Ekpe on the ground with signs of violence on her body.
“The Police removed the body and deposited at Ariemughere mortuary, Orerokpe awaiting.autopsy. The suspect who initially took to flight was tracked and later arrested.”

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright, who confirmed the incident said investigations have commenced into the cause of the dispute between the couple.

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