Kelechukwu Onuka, 42, has allegedly beaten his wife to death for hiding N10 million away from him in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Sources said the businessman had a hot argument with his wife over N10 million which she allegedly kept away from him.
The argument degenerated to fisticuff and in the process, the woman died at their residence in the Aratunsi area of Oke-Aro, Akure, Ondo State capital.
The man, who Is from Anambra State, was said to be operating a joint account with his deceased wife which they use for their cosmetics shop, which they operate at Oja Oba in Akure.
Sources revealed that the N10m was sent to the deceased by one of her relatives resident abroad to help her build a house in Nigeria.
What led to the crisis was the fact that the wife, Nnena, didn’t disclose to the husband the money sent to her only for him to have got wind of the development from somebody else.
The source declared, “It was during a heated argument between the couple that the already tensed man reached for a heavy object with which he hit his wife on the head and she died instantly.”
The man has been arrested immediately by men of the Ondo State Police Command at “B” Division when the incident was reported at the station.
The case was said to have been transferred to the homicide unit at the State Police Headquarters.
The source said: “They have always been having arguments but they usually settled amicably 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 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.”
Another neighbor said: “It’s unfortunate that it turned out this way because she told me she needed a good contractor that will help her build her sister’s house for her, as she wished to take a laborer from Akure to their village as it’s cheaper for her.”
The Spokesperson for the state Police Command, Funmi Odunlami, a Superintendent of Police(SP) confirmed the incident, describing it as domestic violence.
She enjoined the couple to handle whatever matter that arises between them with utmost maturity.
Odunlami said; “If there’s something wrong, they should learn to know the appropriate steps to take when they are angry and not let it end this way.”
She said the suspect husband is in the custody of the state CID, assuring that he would be prosecuted accordingly.