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Man fatally beats his wife after refusing to have sex on the farm

By Mason White 2:20 PM March 25, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A woman is dead after she refused to have sex with her husband on the farm, police in Nigeria said.

Cross River State Police said that they arrested 45-year-old Bassey Akwa Ibom, after allegedly killing his wife for refusing to have sex.

The suspect and his wife, Mmamma Ibom, were farmers in Big Iwuru, and had seven children together. According to eyewitnesses at the scene, the incident occurred on Thursday at 12:00 p.m., when the two were working on their farm. Ibom was heard demanding sex from his wife. However, the wife refused, telling him to wait until they arrive home.

Ibom was not willing to wait and began beating his wife. The wife suffered severe injuries and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Locals who gathered at the scene detained the husband until police arrived. The man was booked into a local jail and was charged with murder. Community leaders are caring for the seven children, who were left without their mother and father.