By Idris Abubakar
The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a 57-year-old man, Muhammed Alfa, for allegedly stabbing his 40-year-old wife, Hamsatu Muhammed, to death.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Suleiman Nguroje, a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), stated that the suspect, a commercial driver, was apprehended by the police in Gombi Divisional headquarters, following a report received from Jauro Babangida Boka, the Village Head, Lande.
The incident allegedly resulted from a disagreement with the wife over a door.
The police command imagemaker stated that Muhammed was arrested on New Year day.
His words: “The suspect, Muhammed Alfa, a resident of Lande B Village, Gombi Local Government Area, stabbed his wife, Hamsatu Muhammed, with a knife after a little argument.”
Nguroje further disclosed that the wife had earlier separated from the man and relocated to a different house.
He said that investigations revealed the immediate cause of the problem.
He said, “In an effort to fix her new room, she removed a zinc [roofing sheet] door of her former house to fix on her new apartment. Angered by her action, the suspect stabbed his wife and mother of his children.”
He added that the woman fell unconscious as a result of a knife wound in her neck and was rushed to the hospital where she was confirmed dead.
He explained: “The suspect was apprehended by the police in Gombi Divisional headquarters, following a report received from Jauro Babangida Boka, the Village Head, Lande.”
Nguroje added that findings had revealed that the suspect had eight children with the deceased.
He said the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Barde, had ordered a clinical investigation into the case and the suspect would be prosecuted according to relevant laws.