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BENUE: Housewife and son beat in-law to death over meat

On Tuesday, Charity Upev, 40, and her son, Tertsea, have been remanded in a custodial centre in Benue State for allegedly beating in-law, Fanen, to death over meat.

The police charged Charity and her son with criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide, per the News Agency of Nigeria.

Magistrate Roseline Iyorshe of the Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court in Benue did not take their plea and adjourned the matter till February 8 for further mention and transferred the case file.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Inspector Jonah Uletu, told the court that on January 24, the Divisional Police Officer of ‘E’ Division Police Station, Makurdi, received information that Charity and her son beat up Fanen, her in-law living with her.

Charity has claimed that her in-law stole meat from her pot of soup.

The police said Fanen became unconscious as a result of the beating and was rushed to a hospital, but died while receiving treatment.

Prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 97 and 222 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue, 2004.