Woman who killed mate over piece of meat arrested in Bauchi


Woman who killed mate over piece of meat arrested in Bauchi

Story from Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a housewife who allegedly killed her mate with a pestle over a lump of fried meat.

This was made known to reporters in a statement by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Ahmed Wakil.

“On the 22nd of November 2022 at about 1800hrs, one Ibrahim Sambo, aged 40 years of Gar village, Pali ward, Alkaleri Local Government Area came to Maina-Maji Divisional Police Headquarters and reported that on the same date at about 1200hrs, his second wife, Maryam Ibrahim, aged 20 years of the same address armed with a pestle entered into his first wife room, Hafsat Ibrahim, aged 32 years of the same address and hit her with a pestle on the head, as a result, the victim sustained serious degree of injury and was evacuated to Primary Health-Care Center Gar village where she was certified dead by the medical doctor.

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“On receiving the report, a team of detectives attached to the command swung into action and arrested the suspect, during interrogation, the suspect voluntarily confessed to the crime and revealed that on Tuesday 22nd November 2022 at about 1100hrs, the said Hafsat Ibrahim (deceased) sent her son, Abdulaziz Ibrahim, aged 5 years with a lump of fried meat known as (Tsire) and gave to the suspect, Maryam Ibrahim and after eating the meat, the suspect started feeling an abnormal situation which led to her vomiting the meat.

“Besides it was a family house, thereafter, the suspect called one Faiza Hamisu of the same address, the wife of the suspect’s husband’s younger brother, and told her exactly what happened and the said Faiza told the suspect that probably it was an ulcer and gave her an ulcer medicine.

“Subsequently, the suspect provocatively went to her kitchen, picked a pestle, and entered the first wife’s room while she was asleep and hit her on the head which led to her death,” Wakil stated.

He said the suspect would be charged to court at the end of the investigation and advised the public to stop taking laws into their hands.