A man identified as Aminu Abubakar has been arrested by the police in Adamawa State for allegedly beating his wife, Nana Fadimatu, to death.
The incident occurred in the Lelewaji community in Shagari Phase 2 Estate, Yola South Local Government Area.
Abubakar allegedly dealt the fatal blows on his wife after he heard that she had planned to leave him and get married to a man in a neighbouring community.
In a statement released by the Adamawa Police command on Sunday, the suspect was charged with “descending on the wife after he heard that the wife was going to marry another man the next day.”
The 56-year-old Abubakar was said to have furiously engaged the deceased about 10pm on Friday, May 5, using force and hitting her with a hard object. Fadimatu fell unconscious and was later pronounced dead.
The suspect was arrested by the police at the Shagari Divisional Headquarters following a report received from Fadimatu’s intended new husband, Mahmud Rufai of Shagari Annex, Yola South.
The police statement added that the suspect will be prosecuted after an investigation has been conducted.