According to reports, the problem started after the husband returned from a trip to his hometown in Benue and discovered that the family saving box was missing. He later found the saving box broken and empty in the wardrobe.
On inquiry from his son, Oche, the father was informed that the mother went out with her friend around 4pm and had not returned.
When the wife returned home, the husband inquired to know who broke the saving box but the wife could not give him any satisfactory answer.
“When the husband threatened to beat the wife if she fails to tell him who broke the box, she accepted breaking the box and investing the money into MMM. She thought she could get 30 per cent of her income and replace the money before the husband could return,” an eyewitness said.
The Husband then locked up the door of their one room apartment and beat the wife until she went into Coma. The money in the saving box was about N86,000 and meant for the couple's next rent.