The police command in Kano State has arrested a 26-year-old man, Aminu Inuwa, of Jakada Quarters Kano, for allegedly slaughtering his 17-year-old wife, Safara’u Aminu.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the arrest of the suspect in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday. He said: “On April 3 at about 11:00a.m. the command received a report that on April 2, at about 12midnight, Inuwa slaughtered his wife to death with a knife.”
Haruna alleged that the suspect and his wife had a misunderstanding, after which Inuwa slaughtered his wife and buried her in the house. “The police exhumed the body from the grave and took her to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital Kano for autopsy,” he said.
The PPRO said during investigation, the suspect confessed to committing the crime, adding that he would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the matter is completed.