Operatives of the Bauchi State Police Command have arrested a 40-year-old man, Nuhu Umar Usman, for culpable murder.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, in an announcement on Thursday, January 5, mentioned Usman, of Dangarfa village in Kyata Burra District, shot lifeless his first spouse, Ladi Nuhu, after mistaking her for an intruder.
In line with the PPRO, there was an altercation between the suspect’s two wives and his eldest son, who held a grudge in opposition to him and had threatened to hurt him.
This made the suspect load his dane gun and maintain it beside him all through the night time ready for the intruder, probably his eldest son.
Wakil mentioned the deceased had gone out of the room to ease herself and was on her means again when the husband awakened upon listening to a suspicious transfer near his room.
He picked up the loaded gun and immediately fired at her within the abdomen. Ladi was rushed to a hospital the place she was confirmed lifeless by a physician on obligation.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect slept identical room along with his spouse (Deceased) that night time, the suspect had two wives and 6 youngsters,” the assertion learn.
“That there was an altercation between the wives, to the extent that the eldest son holds grudges in opposition to the daddy and threatened to hurt him.
“Previous to that incident, the eldest son threatened the daddy. This made the suspect load his Dane gun and stored beside him all through the night time ready for the intruder, probably his eldest son.
“Investigation revealed that on the twenty eighth December 2022 at about 0200hrs whereas he was sleeping in the identical room along with his spouse Ladi Nuhu ‘f’ aged 37yrs of the identical tackle she went out of the room to ease herself.
“On her means coming again to the room, the husband awakened and armed himself with a Dane gun upon listening to suspicious transfer near his room and immediately fired at her within the abdomen. In consequence, she sustained damage. The sufferer was rushed to the Basic Hospital Burra, however licensed lifeless by a medical physician.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Aminu Alhassan psc (+) directed that the suspect be charged to court docket on completion of the investigation.”