Operatives of the Adamawa State Police command have arrested a man, Aminu Abubakar, for allegedly beating his wife to death over an alleged plan to leave for another man.
Abubakar, a resident of Lelewaji community in Shagari Phase 2 Estate, Yola South Local Government Area, is charged with subduing the wife, Nana Fadimatu, and giving her the fatal beating after he heard that the wife was going to marry another man the next day.
A statement from the Police headquarters in Yola on Sunday stressed that the 56-year-old Abubakar was arrested for beating Nana Fadimatu, 38, “over information she is going to marry another man.”
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Signed by Police Public Relations Officer Suleiman Nguroje, the statement said the suspect “furiously engaged” the deceased on Friday, May 5, about 10 pm.
The statement said Abubakar “applied force on her by hitting her with a hard object, as a result of which she fell unconscious and was later announced dead.”
The statement revealed that the suspect was apprehended by the Police of the Shagari Divisional Headquarters after a report received from Nana Fadimatu’s intended new husband, Mahmud Rufai of neighbouring Shagari Annex, Yola South.
“Investigation so far reveals that the suspect, being a Manager of Anasam Table Water at Jambutu 50 Housing Estate, had one child with the deceased after nine years of their marriage,” the police statement said.
It added that the Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Babatola, while expressing Shock over the incident, had deployed officers from an anti-homicide unit attached to State CID to take over the investigation and to ensure that the law takes its course.
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