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Man shoots wife dead in Bauchi

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Nigeria police force

A 40-year old man, Nuhu Usman, of Dangarga Village in Burra District of Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State, has allegedly shot and killed one of his two wives with a dane gun.

The Police Public Relations Officer of Bauchi State Command, Ahmed Wakil, who said this in a media statement made available to journalists on Friday, said that the victim was rushed to the hospital where she was certified dead by a medical doctor.

The suspect was said to have loaded his local gun and kept it by his side while sleeping thinking his eldest son, who held grudges against him, would come to his room to harm him.

Usman was sleeping with his wife when she went out to use the restroom and upon her return to the room, he thought it was his son that had come into the room to attack him, so he took his gun and shot her in the stomach.

“Operatives attached to the command have arrested Nuhu Umar Usman, male (40) of Dangarfa Village via Kyata Burra District Bauchi State.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect slept in the same room with his wife (deceased) that night, the suspect had two wives and six children. That there was an altercation between the wives, to the extent that the eldest son held grudges against the father and threatened to harm him.

“Prior to that incident, the eldest son threatened the father and this made the suspect load his dane gun and keep it beside him throughout the night waiting for any intruder, possibly his eldest son.

“Investigation revealed that on the 28th December 2022 at about 2.00am while he was sleeping in the same room with his wife, Ladi Nuhu (37) of the same address she went out of the room to ease herself.

“On her way back to the room, the husband woke up and armed himself with the dane gun upon hearing a suspicious move close to his room and directly fired at her in the stomach. As a result, she sustained injury.

“The victim was rushed to the General Hospital Burra, but certified dead by a medical doctor.

“The state Commissioner of Police, CP Aminu Alhassan, directed that the suspect be charged to court on completion of the investigation,” he stated.


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