In yet another case of domestic violence, a man has beaten and axed his wife to death in Gboko, Benue state on Sunday, August 20th.
The Gboko based tanker driver, Mr. Terkaa Ushir of Tse Abuul, Ushongo local government area of Benue State yesterday allegedly beat and axed down his wife, Mrs. Lucy Wasem (29 years) to death.
The father of the deceased, Mr. Daniel Ahura Akighir of No. 42 OSU Kyambe street, Gboko East, told World Link Newspaper that “Last Friday, my son Inlaw, Mr. Terkaa of Joseph of Tia street, Gboko North and his wife (my daughter) came to my house for counseling and settlement over their matrimonial issues, but after a long discussion my daughter refused to return to her husband’s house.
According to her, the husband’s recent odd behaviors were a threat to her life”.
An eyewitness told us (World Link Newspaper) that “on reaching there, her husband locked her in their one room apartment, beat her up, strangled and axed her to death. Neighbors attempts to save my daughter proved abortive as the door was locked and bugle proofed”; said the father of the deceased.
The bereaved father also told this medium that, after ensuring the death of his wife, Mr. Terkaa escaped through the window of the one room apartment. After several attempts, the door was forced open only to discovered the lifeless body of Wasem under the mattress with deep cuts on her neck, head in a pool of blood. Two axes and hammer were found in the room stained with blood.
According to the bereaved family, the body of Late. Mrs. Wasem Terkaa has since been deposited in a mortuary at the General Hospital Gboko. while the case has been reported at the Gboko Police “A” Division while the accused father has been put behind the counter to get more information of where about his son.
When contacted, the DPO in charge of A Division, ASP Amodu Yahaya declined comments as according to him only the state PPRO can address the press on the issue.
Late Wasem Terkaa Ushir is survived by two children, both parents, five siblings, and husband who is at large.”
Photos from the scene below;