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Wife kills husband in Kano for phoning his girlfriend


• Woman remanded for allegedly killing neighbour
The Kano State police command yesterday said it has arrested a housewife, Rashida Muhammad, in Dorayi Quarters for allegedly pushing her husband to his death on a stairs.

The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the incident occurred on February 25, at about 8:00p.m. He said that Rashida, who suspected her husband, Adamu Ali, was having a phone conversation in the room with his girlfriend, engaged him in a fight.

Haruna stated that a fight had ensued when the wife attempted to snatch the phone from her husband. The PPRO alleged that Rashida pushed her husband during a struggle from the stairs, leading to his death. Haruna, who said the victim was confirmed dead at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, added that the command has commenced investigation in the matter. He said the suspect would be charged to court after investigation into the matter is completed.

Meanwhile, a 27-year-old woman, Glory Uchenna, has been remanded in prison custody by a senior magistrates court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for stabbing her neighbour to death. Uchenna, a housewife and mother of one, allegedly stabbed Imoh Cletus, her female neighbour at her back with a kitchen knife. A document obtained from the court alleged that the accused stabbed her victim over an alleged trespass.

The document read: “The only problem we had was that anytime she wants to take her bath, she must look into our room and I have warned her several times but she continued doing it”.She allegedly committed the offence on February 7, 2019 at about 3:30p.m. at Elikpokwudu, Rukpokwu in Obio/Akpor local government area in the state.

The single count charge of murder was not read to her hence she did not take any plea. She was not represented by any lawyer either.Magistrate Gomba Osaro ordered that she be remanded in prison custody. She also ordered that her case file be duplicated and remitted to the department of public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice. She adjourned till March 28 for DPP’s advice.

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