HomeDomestic violence43-year-old Yobe Man Allegedly Stabs Wife To Death While Asleep

43-year-old Yobe Man Allegedly Stabs Wife To Death While Asleep

The police in Yobe State has arrested a 43-year-old man, identified as Abubakar Musa, for allegedly stabbing his sleeping wife to death in the Damaturu part of the state.

Disclosing this in a statement made available to the press, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, said, “On 4/1/2024 at about 0448 hrs, a distress call was received by ‘C’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Damaturu, that one Abubakar Musa, ‘M’ 43yrs of New Housing Estate, Bye-pass, Maiduguri Road, Damaturu, while sleeping on the same bed, with his wife, Ammi Adamu Mamman, ‘F’ 42yrs, she was stabbed with an object on her neck, causing a deep cut which resulted in heavy bleeding and led to her death.

“The husband was arrested for interrogation.”

According to the incident report, findings revealed that both the victim and the suspect are staff of Yobe State University, (YSU), Damaturu.

He added that investigation had commenced immediately by the homicide unit of the State CID.

The State Command, however, urged community members to cooperate with the police by giving credible information concerning the incident so that justice be served and deter future occurrence.

Meanwhile, a 23-year-old labourer, Oluwambe Akide, was on Thursday arraigned before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ondo State, for alleged burglary and stealing of a gas cylinder and other items.

The defendant of no fixed address is facing a two-count charge of burglary and stealing but pleaded not guilty.

Earlier, the prosecutor, ASP Zedekiah Orogbemi, informed the court that the defendant committed the offences on Sept. 27, 2023, at about 10.00am at No. 24, Odesanmi Street in Okitipupa.

According to him, the defendant burgled the room of one Miss Blessing Sunday and stole a gas cylinder and clothes, all valued at N53,000, adding that the defendant broke into the room of one Miss Damilola Solomon and stole an audio player worth N26,000.

Orogbemi said the offences were punishable under Sections 411 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Cletus Ojuola, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 and one surety in like sum.

He ordered that the surety must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction and show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the state government and then adjourned the case until Jan.18 for hearing.



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