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Retired police officer arrested for allegedly beating wife to death


Nigeria Police. Photo: TWITTER/GOVWIKE

A retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, who is also the head of Sabon Layi Kwara hamlet, Daniel Salka, has been arrested for allegedly beating his wife to death in Bauchi.

Daniel is the head of Sabon Layi hamlet in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.


A statement from the Chairman of the local government, Iliya Habila, said the ex-police officer had been suspended over alleged violence that led to the death of his wife, Hajara Daniel.

The statement was signed by Director of Administration and General Services, Mr. Marcus Nehemaih, on behalf of the LGA chairman.

“The suspension is with immediate effect pending the outcome of an investigation by the police.

“Mr. Daniel Salka is alleged to have beaten his wife, the late Mrs Hajara, to death on April 19, 2021. He was arrested by the combined team of vigilantes and DSS officials on April 26, 2021 in Bayara suburb and has since been handed over to the police in Bogoro,” he said.


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