June 3, 2023

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a 56-year-old man, Aminu Abubakar, for killing his wife.

Abubakar, a resident of Lelewaji, Shagari Phase 2 in Yola, Yola South local government area of the State, allegedly beat his estranged wife, Nana Fadimatu, to death, after realising her plan to marry another person. Abubakar was alleged to have divorced the deceased twice and provided accommodation for her, pending settlement of the divorce.

But before they could settle, the deceased was said to be planning to marry another man, a development which angered Abubakar, who resorted to violence.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRP) in a statement said, “The suspect Aminu Abubakar, a resident of Lelewaji, Shagari Phase 2, in Yola South Local Government Area subjected the deceased Nana Fadimatu to a beating following a little disagreement that ensued between them when he heard that the deceased was going to marry a new husband the next day.

“Angered by that information, the suspect furiously engaged her on 5/5/2023 at about 10pm, applied force on her by hitting her with hard object as a result of which she fell down unconscious and was later announced dead. “The suspect was apprehended by the Police in Shagari Divisional Police Headquarters following report received from the awaiting Husband Mahmud Rufai of Shagari Annex, Yola South Local Government Area.

“Investigation so far reveals that the suspect being a manager of Anasam Table Water at Jambutu 50 Housing had one (1) child with the deceased after 9 years of their marriage. “The Commissioner of Police CP Afolabi Babatola while expressing shock commended DPO Shagari for arresting and making it impossible for the suspect to escape justice.”

He added that the CP ordered officers from Anti-Homicide Unit, attached to State CID to take over investigation and ensure the law takes it course.

He equally called on the citizens to always report people of suspicious character around their neighbourhoods to Police.

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