The Adamawa State Police Command has apprehended a 20-year-old housewife for stabbing her 38-year-old husband to death.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje, who said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Sikiru Akande, had directed clinical investigations into the incident for proper prosecution, explained that the suspect had engaged her husband in a brawl, for keeping late at night which eventually led to his death
He explained that the suspect, Caroline Barka, a resident of Angwan Tamiya, in Madagali Local Government Area of the state, got into a physical brawl with her husband, following his return from one of his late night outings drunk.
The wife was said to have picked offence with the husband for falling on their one-year-old baby.
In the ensuing brawl, the suspect had allegedly taken a kitchen knife, which she used to stab the husband, resulting in his death.
She told authorities during investigations that she had been “angered by his drunkenness, habitual late night outings and failure to provide basic necessity as a husband”.
The police had revealed that the suspect, now in the custody, of the Madagali Police Divisional headquarters, had stabbed the husband following a domestic dispute, resulting in death.
The man was said to have become unconscious after bleeding profusely, only to be pronounced dead at the hospital where he was rushed to for medical attention.
Investigation revealed that the suspect being a nursing mother had a child with the deceased after 2 years of marriage.
It also revealed that the suspect was apprehended following a report filed by a relative of the deceased at the police station.
The commissioner of police, while commending the residents and police for exposing the incident and making it impossible for the criminal to escape justice, directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police Investigation to take over the case and ensure that the suspect is prosecuted accordingly.