The Police in Adamawa State have arrested a former of Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board, Aminu Mahdi, 63, for allegedly beating his wife, Hadiza Zubuchi, 46, to death, for denying him access to her bed.
It was gathered that the suspect, who hails from Yelwa Ward in Mubi North Local Government Area of the state, pounced on his second wife for not allowing him have sex with her.
Confessing to the police, the suspect said his intention was not to kill his wife but he made a mistake while beating her.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje disclosed in an interaction with newsmen late on Thursday that Aminu returned home at 9:00 pm last Sunday, the 27th August, 2023, to meet the circumstances that culminated in his snuffing the life out of his wife.
Nguroje said after Aminu ate his food and changed his clothes, he went to the room he was to spend the night with his wife, but his wife denied him the use of her bed.
As the wife would not let him touch her and she instead started hitting him with a stick, he snatched the stick from her and beat her up repeatedly.
The beating became so severe that the wife, who he married in 2016, died eventually.
In regret while telling the police his story, Aminu said, “I didn’t expect that this kind of incident would happen to me. It was a mistake.”
Meanwhile, gully erosion is threatening to sack Kore community, Garki Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
Malam Musa, a resident, revealed that for over 40 years the town has been under the threat of being destroyed by landslides due to erosion.
According to him, “the gully is widening during the rainy season and has claimed several farmlands in the community.
“As you can see, we are at a risk of losing our houses and farmlands if urgent action is not taken to reclaim it.”
Musa urged governments at all levels, to as a matter of urgency, save the residents from losing their houses.
Chairman, Senate Committee on FERMA, Senator Babangida Hussaini earlier while inspecting the area, said the government had already set up machinery to solve the problem.
He said the contract had been awarded and the contractor mobilized to site.