Mrs. Ogenyi, has been beaten to stupor by her angry husband. The Couple residing on Balogun Street, Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos,started the fight on Sunday afternoon, after the husband returned from a trip to his home town in Benue and discovered that the family saving box was missing.
The husband asked his son, Oche, the where about of his wife and he was informed that the mother went out with her friend around 4pm and had not returned.
The husband who works as a driver with one of the commercial transport companies later found the saving box broken and empty in the wardrobe.
A co-tenant told newsmen, that on her return, the woman was shocked to see the husband as he was not expected home until month end due to the nature of his job.
An eyewitness said:
“When the husband threatened to beat the wife if she fails to tell him who broke the box, she accepted breaking the box and investing the money into MMM. She thought she could get 30 per cent of her income and replace the money before the husband could return.”
The source said the husband had saved the money, over N86, 000, for their new accommodation.
The husband angered by her action descended on the wife and beats her blue black.
All her efforts to explain to the husband that the money would yield income in the next 30 days fell on deaf ears as the husband insisted she must cough out the money before morning.
The man, who locked the door of their one room apartment to prevent sympathisers from separated the fight, eventually hit the woman with breakable plate and she collapsed.
The source said on realizing his wife was unconscious, he quickly ran out of the room, living the woman and their three-year-old son and fled to where nobody knows.
The neighbours took her to the hospital where she is currently battling for her life.