Man hacks wife to death with hoe in Niger

Man hacks wife to death with hoe in Niger

A man has hacked his wife to death with a hoe in Niger State. The Niger State Police Command identified the suspect as one Suleiman Gimba of Maratu village; in Nasko Local Government Area of the state.

The man had allegedly killed his wife, Aishatu Suleiman, after a minor misunderstanding.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Alhaji Adamu Usman; disclosed this in an interview with news men in Minna on Friday.

Usman revealed that the incident occurred on January 22 at about 11:50 p.m. when Suleiman had minor misunderstanding with his 35-year-old wife; Aishatu Suleiman. He said the suspect hit Aishatu with a hoe on her forehead which resulted to her death on the spot.

‘‘Consequently, the suspect fled to unknown destination, and the corpse was taken to Nasco General hospital for autopsy; after which it was released to the family for burial accordingly to Islamic rites,” he said.

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The commissioner said investigation into the incident had already begun. Further, he revealed that efforts were ongoing to apprehend the fleeing suspect.

He appealed to members of the public to give useful information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect.

Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested a 40-year-old man, Olanrewaju Bamidele; who beat up his wife Adenike Olanrewaju to death.

Police operatives arrested the suspect on Sunday; following a report the victim’s son lodged at Ofada police post.

The 15-year-old Ayomide Olanrewaju reported that his deceased mother had a misunderstanding with his father; which resulted to a fight between them.

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