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Wife Stabs Husband To Death In Yobe

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

The spokesman for the state police command, Dungus Abdulkarim, confirmed the incident in a statement 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 unfortunate actions of a couple that led to the death of a promising young man due to the consequences of an abusive marriage.

“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 stated.

According to a preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed that she did not intend to kill her husband.

She claimed to have acted in self-defence during a beating and kicking incident while she was still recovering from a recent medical operation following childbirth.

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