A 42-year-old man identified as Kelechukwu Onuka has reportedly killed his wife, Nnena, after a quarrel over N10 million deposited in her account.
It was gathered that the incident occurred at Aratunsi area of Akure, Ondo State capital.
According to The Nation, sources said the money was deposited in the wife’s account by her sister for a building project.
The deceased husband was said to have gotten angry after he got to known about it through another person.
The suspect reportedly confronted her and it resulted in a quarrel.
It was during the fracas that the suspect allegedly used an object to hit his wife on the head and she died instantly.
The Nation reported that a neighbour said they called in the police after the husband called them to help carry his wife to the hospital.
Another neighbor, who gave his name as Obinna, said the couple were always having arguments but they used to settled issues between themselves.
“There was even a day that after beating her, the man called us to assist him to take his wife to the hospital.
“I really don’t know what led to this fight that caused the death of the woman.
“But on this day, it became serious. We were hearing their voices and later everywhere went silent.
“Before we knew what went wrong, the man was trying to revive the lady after using something to strike her in anger.”
The State Police spokesman, SP Funmi Odunayo, who confirmed the incident said it was a case of domestic violence.