A housewife has been arrested for allegedly killing her co-wife with a pestle in Bauchi, the police have said.
The suspect was said to have used a pestle to hit her husband’s first wife on the head with a pestle which led to her death.
The incident, according to the police, happened at Gar Village in Pali Ward in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Ahmed Walil, who stated these in a media statement said that the husband of the suspect reported the incident at the Maina-Maji Divisional Police Headquarters on November 22nd, 2022.
Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, said, “On the 22nd November 2022 at about 6.00pm, one Ibrahim Sambo, male (40) of Gar village Pali ward, Alkaleri LGA, came to Maina-maji Divisional Police Headquarters and reported that on the same date at about 12.00am, his second wife Maryam Ibrahim, (20) of the same address armed with a pestle entered into his first wife room, Hafsat Ibrahim (32), of the same address and hit her with the pestle on the head.
“As a result, the victim sustained a serious degree of injury and was evacuated to a primary health care center in Gar village where she was certified dead by the medical doctor.
“Upon receiving the report, a team of detectives attached to the command swung into action and arrested the suspect.
“During interrogation, the suspect voluntarily confessed to the crime. She revealed that on Tuesday, 22nd November 2022 at about 11.00am, the deceased (Hafsat Ibrahim), sent her son, Abdulaziz Ibrahim (5) with a lump of fried meat known as (Tsire) to give her (Maryam). And after eating the meat, she started feeling abnormal and she then vomited the meat.
“Thereafter, she (the suspect) called one Faiza Hamisu, female, of the same address, the wife of her husband’s younger brother, and told her exactly what happened.
“She added that the said Faiza told her that it was probably an ulcer; she (Faiza), then gave her an ulcer drug.
“Subsequently, the suspect provocatively went to her kitchen, picked a pestle and entered the first wife’s room while she was asleep and hit her on the head, leading to her death.”