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  • Updated: April 09, 2024

Adamawa: How butcher allegedly stabbed wife to death in Girei — Police

Adamawa: How butcher allegedly stabbed wife to death in Gire

The Adamawa State Police Command has revealed how a 33-year-old butcher allegedly stabbed his wife to death in Girei Local Government Area of the state.

The suspect who has already been arrested by the command allegedly stabbed her severally on her back on Monday.

The command's spokesperson, SP Suleiman Nguroje stated this in a statement on Tuesday in Yola.

According to Nguroje, the suspect had alleged that the deceased wife took his phone, leading to heated argument and her subsequent murder.

The suspect who is currently being investigated voluntarily offered his statement, stating that he regretted his actions.

The statement partly reads: "The Adamawa State Police Command on 8/4/2024, apprehended a 33-year-old man, for stabbing to death his 25-year-old wife Hajara Sa'adu .

"The suspect, Ibrahim Abubakar, a Butcher and resident of Sabon Gari-Futy in Girei local Government Area subdued the deceased, by stabbing her severally with a sharp knife on her back thereby causing her severe injuries and left her in a pool of blood.

"The suspect brutally killed the deceased on the 8/4/2024 at about 4:30 am, after he accused her of taking away his phone that led to little arguments.

"The suspect was apprehended following the report made to police by the father of the deceased and preliminary investigation conducted leading to the recovery of material evidences at the scene of the crime which is linked to him (Husband now Suspect).

"Interestingly, the suspect voluntarily made a confessional statement, adding that that he regretted killing the mother of their only child.

"The Commissioner of Police *CP Dankombo Morris, Psc (+)* while expressing disappointment over the unfortunate incident, assured that the Command will diligently prosecute the culprit.

"Meanwhile, as part of the command's effort in tackling Criminal activities and other related offences in the state, the CP has directed Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of SCID to investigate and ensure law takes it course. 

"He equally calls on the citizens to always report people of suspicious character around their neighbourhoods to the police."

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