A 25-year-old husband, Buba Juli has been arrested for allegedly hacking his wife to death during a domestic squabble at Bujaye village, Kafin-hausa local government, Jigawa State.
Juli reportedly connived with his friend, Adamu Muhammad in carrying out the cruel act on his wife.
The state police command spokesman, DSP Abdul Jinjiri who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Thursday, said the suspect was arrested by the police after receiving report from the relatives of the deceased.
DSP Jinjiri revealed that, according to the report they received, Buba Juli had a quarrel with his 18–year-old wife, Hafsat muhammad, who dragged him to court for lack of care and not fulfilling his matrimonial responsibility.
He said after the court fixed 19th January for mentioning the case, Buba Juli and his friend, Adamu Muhammad decided to approach the wife for out of court settlement prior to the hearing of the case.
“When they approached the wife at her parent’s house, she turned down their request. As a result of that, they decided to descend on her by using cutlass and knife to machete her which included chopping off her hand
“In this process, her relatives heard her shouting for help and before they could come to her rescue, the suspects had already perpetuated their evil plan and ran away”.
Jinjiri added that, after receiving the report, police arrived at the scene and took the young lady to Kafin-Hausa general hospital where she died later.
Meanwhile, the police had succeeded in arresting the husband of the deceased while his friend, Adamu is still at large.