An an argument over N100 between a housewife identified simply as Mariam and her husband, yesterday turned violent as she allegedly struck her bricklayer husband to death with a stick.
The woman who had four children who are all late, had recently returned into her matrimonial home at Oloje area of Ilorin, Kwara State, after she parted ways with her husband following irreconcilable differences, sources said.
According to an eyewitness, their relationship went sour again yesterday morning, leading to a hot argument between them over N100 which the woman was said to have demanded from the husband.
The deceased, the source added, was said to have told the wife that he had no money, which angered the wife who would listen to nothing of such.
The matter degenerated into a hot argument between them, during which the wife was said to have picked a stick and hit the husband on his head, and he fainted.
He was immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital where he was pronounced dead.
On hearing news of the man’s death, the woman was said to have locked herself up in a room and inflicted wounds on her body using a razor blade, after she realised what she had done.
Residents of the area however forced the door open and dragged her out before inviting the police to arrest her.