Crime

Police apprehend man for killing wife in Adamawa

Muhammad Alfa, a 57 year old man was apprehended by Adamawa State Police Command for killing his wife.

Mr. Alfa, who is a resident of Lande B village of Gombi Local Government stabbed his 40 year old wife Hamsatu Muhammad with knife after a little argument that resulted to divorce and separation.

DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, police spokesman in a statement said the suspect was arrested on January 1.

According to the statement, the suspect who is an old driver stabbed his late wife Hamsatu with a knife after a little argument.

‘The wife relocated to a separate house close to her former house. In an effort to fixed her new room, she removed a zink (sic) door of her former house to fix on her new apartment.

‘Angered by her action, the suspect used knife and stabbed his divorced wife and a mother of his children on the neck, as a result of which, she felt down unconscious and was rushed to the hospital where she was confirmed dead,’ DSP Nguroje explained.

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He added that the suspect was apprehended by the police in Gombi Divisional Headquarters, following a report received from one Jauro Babangida Boka a village head Iande.

‘Investigation so far reveals, that the suspect had eight children with the deceased before the ugly incident,’ he further said.

While reacting, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, the state commissioner of police has directed for discreet investigations into the matter and equally advised members of the public to avoid taking laws into their hands.

He also directed for immediate prosecution of the suspect so as to serve as deterrent to others from doing likewise.

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