Nuhu Usman, a 40-year-old man from Dangarga Village in the Burra District of Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State, in a miscalculated defence, killed his wife with whom he had spent the night.
According to a press statement by Ahmed Wakil, spokesman for Bauchi Police Command, the suspect shot his wife in her stomach and she was rushed to a hospital where she was confirmed dead.
Wakil further explained that the suspect had two wives who brawled before the incident and his eldest son threatened to harm him. This, according to him compelled him to load his gun in defence.
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“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect slept in the same room with his wife (deceased) that night, the suspect had two wives and six children,” Wakil said. “That there was an altercation between the wives, to the extent that the eldest son held grudges against the father and threatened to harm him.”
Wakil added: “Prior to that incident, the eldest son threatened the father and this made the suspect load his dane gun and keep it beside him throughout the night waiting for any intruder, possibly his eldest son.
“Investigation revealed that on the 28th December 2022 at about 2.00 am while he was sleeping in the same room with his wife, Ladi Nuhu (37) of the same address she went out of the room to ease herself.
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“On her way back to the room, the husband woke up and armed himself with the dane gun upon hearing a suspicious move close to his room and directly fired at her in the stomach. As a result, she sustained injury.
“The victim was rushed to the General Hospital Burra, but certified dead by a medical doctor.
“The state Commissioner of Police, CP Aminu Alhassan, directed that the suspect be charged to court on completion of the investigation.”