Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a 21-year-old housewife, Maimunatu Sulaiman, for allegedly stabbing her husband at Kofar Dumi, a suburb of the Bauchi metropolis.
The acting spokesman of the command, ASP Aminu Ahmed, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Bauchi.
He said the housewife allegedly stabbed her husband, intending to kill him following an altercation.
“On receiving the information, police operatives, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Township Police Division, acted immediately by rushing to the scene of the crime at the address.
“They took both the victim and the suspect to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, for medical attention.
“Consequently, reports obtained from medical doctors confirmed that the victim died as a result of an injury inflicted on his chest, while the suspect sustained minor bruises on her stomach,” Mr Ahmed said.
He added that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect (Maimuna Suleiman) stabbed her husband, Aliyu Mohammad, at the same address on July 5, 20223, at about 6:00 p.m. in their matrimonial home.
“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to having committed the crime,” the statement said.
Mr Ahmed said the Commissioner of Police, Auwal Mohammad, directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for an investigation.
“Investigation continues, and the suspect will be charged to court upon completion.” the statement said.
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