The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested a man identified as Ovye Yakubu, over the alleged murder of his wife, Esther Aya Anjugu.
The incident was said to have occurred in the couple’s residence at Sabonpegi-Shabu community of Lafia Lafia North Development Area on Friday, January 7, 2022.
It was gathered that the accused allegedly beat his wife to death following an argument over mosquito net.
A family member of the deceased who preferred anonymity alledged that a heated argument ensued between the couple when the suspect tried to stop a carpenter engaged by the wife to fix a net to their window.
He disclosed that the suspect had beaten up the wife when she insisted that the carpenter should continued with the work.
“The deceased engaged the service of a carpenter to fix a net in their windows to prevent mosquitoes, but the husband stopped the carpenter, which the wife resisted, eventually the husband started beating her in the process,” he alleged.
Spokesperson of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed the arrest in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday, January 8, in Lafia, said the suspect was arrested same day of the incident.
Nansel said that investigation is ongoing at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia, to unravel the mystery behind the incident.
He said that the corpse of the woman had been deposited at the morgue for post-mortem examination.
Meanwhile, the carpenter who also pleaded anonymity, alledged that the suspect chased him away when he was engaged by the deceased to fix net.
According to their neighbours, until her untimely death, the deceased was looking depressed and frail over frustration she has been subjected to in her husband’s hands.