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Wife stabs husband to dying in Yobe

Police operatives in Yobe have arrested a 22-year-old housewife, Zainab Isa, for allegedly stabbing her husband to dying within the state capital, Damaturu.

The spokesman for the state police command, Dungus Abdulkarim, confirmed the incident in an announcement on Wednesday.

He reported that the suspect stabbed her husband, Ibrahim Yahaya, 25, with a knife following an argument at Abbari ward.

“The command is saddened by the unlucky actions of a pair that led to the dying of a promising younger man as a result of penalties of an abusive marriage.

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“On June 26, 2024, at about 10:00 am, the C Divisional Police Headquarters received a complaint from a neighbour about the couple. The argument, which began around 9:00 am, escalated into a physical altercation. Zainab Isa used a knife to stab her husband in the chest. He died from the injury before the police arrived.,” Abdulkarim acknowledged.

According to a preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed that she didn’t intend to kill her husband.

She claimed to have acted in self-defence throughout a beating and kicking incident whereas she was nonetheless recovering from a current medical operation following childbirth.

The couple’s second youngster was born in early June.

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