The Nasarawa State Police Command on Friday arrested Ovye Yakubu for allegedly beating his wife Esther Aya to death over a quarrel in their residence at Sabonpegi-Shabu community of Lafia.
Police spokesperson in the state, Ramhan Nansel, said the suspect was arrested after the police received a report of the incident that happened on the same date.
Mr Nansel said that investigation was ongoing at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia, to unravel the mystery behind the incident, adding that the corpse of the woman had been deposited at the morgue for post-mortem examination.
Meanwhile, a family member of the deceased who preferred anonymity alleged that a heated argument ensued between the couple when the suspect tried to stop a carpenter engaged by the wife to fix a net to their window.
He alleged that the suspect had beaten up the wife when she insisted that the carpenter should continue with the work.
“The deceased engaged the service of a carpenter to fix net in their windows to prevent mosquitoes, but the husband stopped the carpenter, which the wife resisted, eventually the husband started beating her in the process,” he alleged.
On his part, the carpenter who also pleaded anonymity alleged that the suspect chased him away when he was engaged by the deceased to fix the net.