Sex – The deceased, aged 50, got married to the suspect in 2002 and has two children, aged 19 and 15, according to the police.
The police spokesperson in the state, Bello Kontongs said on Wednesday in Benin that the incident occurred on June 27 at No. 1, Ogiedegue Street, off Ason Bus Stop, Evbuotubu area of Benin.
He said the case was transferred to the police headquarters in the state from Evbuotubu Police Division where it was first reported.
Mr Kontongs, a superintendent of police, said the deceased, aged 50, got married to the suspect in 2002 and has two children, aged 19 and 15.
“The man was said to have demanded sex from the deceased around 11p.m. on June 27 and upon her refusal, he beat her up and in the process inflicted her with injury.
“She was rushed to four hospitals, three rejected her, but the fourth one referred her to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital where she passed on, on July 7, as a result of complications from the injury.