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Husband Beats Wife To Death For Killing A Snake In Edo State “It’s A Taboo” – Suspect Claims

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Husband Beats Wife To Death For Killing A Snake In Edo State “It’s A Taboo” – Suspect Claims

husband beats wife to death over snake

July 30, 2013 – Husband Who Killed His Wife Over Snake Arrested In Edo State “Killing Snake Is A Taboo” – Suspect Claims

A Nigerian man identified as Godwin Idon is cooling off in police detention after he allegedly beat his wife to death in a rural area of Edo state after his son killed a snake in their living room.

NAN reports that serious quarrel ensued between the couple after one of their sons had allegedly killed a snake in their living room.

The husband was said to have been infuriated by the action which he described as a taboo in the community.

After a week of quarrel, the wife in company of her mother-in-law decided to seek the intervention of a native doctor to know the implication of the son’s action.

It was when she returned that the husband accused her of foul-play and subsequently hit the wife on the head with a plank during a fight before the woman collapsed and died.

The remains of the deceased, who died on the spot, had been deposited in a morgue in Sabongidda-Ora, headquarters of the council.

The Police Area Commander, Mr David Jimwang, who confirmed the incident, told NAN that the man has been arrested and transferred to the state police command, Benin for further investigation.

[Source: News Agency Of Nigeria]



  1. smithnavi

    July 30, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    some men are so wicked

  2. iron bar

    July 30, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    he will be too relaxed in the cell.throw him into a lion,s den in the zoo..we know wat will happen to him afterwards

  3. Livingston

    July 30, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    The wife killed his god, that is why he killed her too. He does not know any living God but that one. So i suggest that he is rather giving the law of Moses or be sentence to life imprisonment.

  4. Abba Lento.

    July 30, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Foolish husband maybe he has connection with the snake as a wizard but God ve xposed him pay ur price

  5. Alakuma

    July 30, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    The level of mental health in Nigeria is so high that it is difficult to determine sane person in the community anymore, why would you killed your wife because of a snake?. He should be confined into a mental institute for the rest of his life because a sane person will not kill mother of his children and properbly she might even be the person putting food on the table. Frustration heh?.

  6. Foluso

    July 31, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    Since he loves snakes that much, he should be cast into a snakehouse in the zoo. Let’s see whether he will survive it.

  7. Pelumy

    July 31, 2013 at 1:17 AM

    Singles pls b prayerful b4 u go into any relationship dat will lead to marriage. Had i knw will never b ur portion after marriage IJN

  8. Peters

    July 31, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    That snake is not an ordinary snake. This man owns this snake for one thing or the other. Now I want to see how the other snakes will help mim out of this mess.

  9. dgifted

    July 31, 2013 at 7:18 AM

    That man i wicked and far from the lord God almighty.What is a sacred useless snake doing in a human living room? This man need sentenced to 45yrs imprisonment.For firstly,putting the life of the family member into risk for staying in the same room with a snake and also for murder.

  10. xtinexxx

    July 31, 2013 at 8:10 AM


  11. Morehope

    July 31, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    Folulo u ar very funny but u ar also right,d man lov snake mother than his wife,so let them throw him into snake cage in zoo and see how they wil play their lov.

  12. ali

    July 31, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    where in edo state is forbid to kill a snake ? this man action is witchcraft

  13. happyjuliet

    July 31, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    wonder shall never end ooh, how can a man with a rightful sense kill his own wife because of snake,hmmmmmmmmm this world is really coming 2 an end.

  14. morenike

    July 31, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    may god give her aljanah firduos

  15. morenike

    July 31, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    very wicked

  16. Becky

    July 31, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    man are to wicked and heartless

  17. Becky

    July 31, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    man are wicked and heartless

  18. Victory

    July 31, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    The action of that man,has categorically stated that he has something in common with the snake, the most unfortunate thing is that,the law of justice is not applicable in Nigeria, before u know it that man will be bailed out,,,,hmmm! What a country!

  19. Rev'd Olatunji

    July 31, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    this man should be sentence to death because I’m sure he has another woman somewhere that he thought if his wife should know fire will fall down on him. therefore this man is not suppose to be among men he is a killer.

  20. yinka

    July 31, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    The man might drank. If not so i would not beat is wife to dead or it may have mental problem. Please do him a favour take him to ‘LAFENWA’ at aboukuta.

  21. Hafiz

    July 31, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Says…I think it’s hightime we do away with all these foolish believes and for the man I he’s too wild to live with human. :-PStay cool in the dungeon and wait for your fore father snake to come to your rescue

  22. bellomohammed

    July 31, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    why shouid he do a such crime why must he killed is wife to deid bcos her kiling a snake

  23. Ntuk

    July 31, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    See people valuing snake more than wife and am here looking 4 even one..

  24. mercy

    July 31, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    His heart is deceitful n desperately wicked, He should suffer for his wicked act.

  25. Osas

    July 31, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    That man is an agent to mr devil

  26. lahip

    August 1, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    His a monster

  27. simon

    August 1, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    dat man na fool.

  28. Ruth

    August 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Realy!we have pple who r in sane livn amng us.Dis notn 2 shw man shld b thrw in2 d dungeon of snakes 4 him 2 have a swt exprnc.

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