Man beats deaconess wife to death in Lagos over sex

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The running battle between a couple in Ladi-Lak, Bariga area of Lagos State, has ended on a tragic note as the husband, John Onyeme, reportedly beat his wife to death.

City Round learnt that the deceased, Esther Onyeme, was a deaconess and proprietress of a nursery and primary school in the community.

Neighbours said John always accused her wife of fornication and starving him of sex which often triggered their disagreements.

It was gathered that the couple and their three children lived together on Ayorinde Street, Ladi-Lak, until about five months ago when Esther packed out in the heat of a fight and relocated to a church.

John reportedly went to the church on Friday, January 31, 2020 and beat her to a pulp.

She was said to have been admitted to a private hospital in the community where she died three days after.

A neighbour, who spoke on condition of anonymity, stated that he had repeatedly warned John to desist from beating his wife to no avail.

“He normally beat her at night. He would chase her around the passage with a knife. I begged him to stop beating her but he said I should not interfere in their matters gain. I told him he would kill her one day. That was sometime last year. No one here would say good thing about John.

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