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Police arrest husband for allegedly killing wife in Nasarawa

By Abel Abogonye, Lafia
09 January 2022   |   4:02 am
Nasarawa Police Command has confirmed the arrest of Mr. Ovye Yakubu, who allegedly killed his wife, Esther Aya, in Sabonpegi-Shabu community of Lafia.

Nasarawa Police Command has confirmed the arrest of Mr. Ovye Yakubu, who allegedly killed his wife, Esther Aya, in Sabonpegi-Shabu community of Lafia.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Ramhan Nansel, yesterday, disclosed this in Lafia.

The PPRO said the suspect was arrested on Friday, after the police received report of the incident that emanated from a quarrel between the diseased and her husband.

Nansel, however, said investigation was ongoing at the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to unravel the real cause of her death, adding that her body had been deposited at the morgue for post- mortem examination.

A witness, who preferred anonymity, alleged the argument between the couple began when the suspect tried to stop a carpenter his wife engaged to fix net to their window. He claimed the suspect beat up the wife when she insisted that the carpenter should continue with the work.

He said: “The deceased engaged the service of a carpenter to fix net in their windows to prevent mosquitoes. The husband stopped the carpenter. The wife resisted and the husband started beating her in the process.”

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