A man suspected to be infected with HIV has allegedly beaten his wife to death in Plateau State, northcentral Nigeria.
The man identified as Benjamin Toma has been arrested after the incident which happened recently.
Plateau State Police Commissioner Chris Olakpe, who confirmed the incident, told journalists on Tuesday that Toma beat his wife to death and later hanged her body to cover up the criminal act.
According to the state police boss, Chuwang Sambo of Larwa village in Heipang District of Barkin Ladi Local Government, reported to the police that Toma of Foron junction, also in Barkin Ladi, beat his wife, Victoria aged 25, to death and later hanged her body.
Olakpe further stated that “the reason for his action was as a result of his wife’s refusal to summit herself to sexual intercourse.”
A source close to the couple said Victoria consistently denied Toma sex because he had contracted the dreaded HIV disease.
Olakpe said the suspect will soon appear in court after the conclusion of investigation.