A 56-year-old resident of Lelewalji, Shagari Phase 2 in Yola South LG of Adamawa State, Aminu Abubakar is currently cooling his heels at the Adamawa State Police command for allegedly beating his estranged wife, Nana Fadimatu to death.
A statement by the image maker of Adamawa State Police command, SP Sulaiman Nguroje said Adamawa State commissioner of police, Afolabi Babatola has directed for thorough and clinical inquest into the case.
Information pieced by our reporter indicated that the accused husband has divorced Fadimatu twice but decided to keep her in his house since there is room for settlement. But before they could settle, the deceased planned to marry another man. The knowledge that his estranged wife will marry another man allegedly angered Aminu Abubakar leading to the violence.
“The Adamawa State Police Command, On 6/5/2023 apprehended a 56-year-old man, for beating his 38-year-old acclaimed wife to death.
“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 hard that the deceased is 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,” the statement said.
The CP ordered officers from Anti- Homicide unit, attached to State CID to takeover 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.