The police command in Edo on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of 84-year-old Gabriel Ahuwa for allegedly killing his 75-year-old wife for starving him of sex.
Police spokesman Chidi Nwabuzor announced the suspect’s arrest during a news conference in Benin.
The octogenarian, Mr Nwabuzor said, was among the 198 suspects apprehended in Edo for various crimes, such as armed robbery, kidnapping and murder.
”The suspect is not remorseful. After killing his wife, he still claimed that his action was the only solution to her starving him of sex,” the police office said.
Speaking to journalists, the suspect said his wife starved him of sex for a long time.
“My wife did not listen to me. Anytime I asked her to come and sleep with me, she would decline. We have given birth to seven children,” stated Mr Ahuwa. “I reported my wife to my family and hers too, but she failed to listen to them and continued with her old ways.”
Mr Ahuwa added, “Meanwhile, I heard that she had been sleeping with some pastors.”
Mr Ahuwa, however, said he regretted his action.