The neighbors of the mother of three, Isoken Christopher who was beaten to death by her husband in Benin, Edo State have disclosed that they were not surprised that she died, but only that they didn’t know it will be so soon, reports The Gazelle News.com.
Some of the neighbours who spoke with this medium said the 45year old man who works as a refuse collector with a waste disposal company is used to beating the wife, so they were not surprised that the woman died.
“She has been a victim of domestic violence for a long time so we were not surprised she died, but we didn’t envisaged it will happen now,” they said.
Trouble, she said, started when Christopher asked his wife for N2000 and the deceased who had a caravan in front of the house where she sewed clothes said, the money was in the caravan but she was busy at the time.
But before one could say Jack, Christopher pounced on the woman and started beating her. He threw the woman out of the house and was wielding cutlass to scare neighbors from intervening. Eventually, he left the house and people rallied around to help Isoken to the hospital where she was certified dead.
The neighbours added that five years ago, the woman suffered a miscarriage of twins due to domestic abuse and most of the time her relatives have come to pack her belongings from her matrimonial home. However the deceased have a saying that a pigeon does not marry two husbands and she would returned until she met her untimely death on Saturday, 26 June, 2021.
The father of three, Christopher, an indigene of Delta State, beat his wife of eight years, Mrs. Isoken Christopher, to death for refusing to give him N2, 000 at No. 1, Agbontaen Street beside Ebvareke Secondary School, off Agboniro Street, Uselu, Benin, the Edo State.
The corpse of the businesswoman was deposited in a morgue in Benin by policemen.
Edo Police Public Relations Officer, Bello Kotongs, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said the suspect had been detained at the Textile Mill Police Station, Benin from where he would be transferred on Monday, 28 June, 2021 to Edo Police headquarters at the Government Reservation Area (GRA) for further investigation.
Kontongs said the timely arrival of policemen at the scene saved the alleged killer husband from being mobbed by angry youths in the area.