A former boxer, identified as Everitus, has fled his community in Uli, Ihiala Local Government area of Anambra State after beating his wife, Fidelia, to death, in a disagreement over money to buy Christmas food.

According to reports, the former boxer aggressively launched assault on his wife during the disagreement at the home, following her request for money to cook food for Christmas

Everitus reportedly beat his wife to pulp after the argument became worse, which led to the death of the women and the man ran away from the community.

The matter was said to have been reported to the police at the Ihiala division as some youths vented their anger on the suspect’s country house in Amamputu village, in the same council area.

A source, who said the incident happened on Monday, December 25, explained that the mob set Everitus’ country house ablaze.

He said, “The man and the wife had been married for some time now. They usually have disagreements. The man was a retired boxer who has become a pastor of a charismatic church.

“The wife, who is a trader in Ekeagbagba Market, had asked him for money that she wanted to prepare food for Christmas.

“That was what started the fight. He beat her to death over the issue. The man is on the run, while the case has been reported to the police.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Nkiruka Nwode, said the report had yet to get to her office.

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