Father of Five Kills Wife over Sex in Niger


Laleye Dipo in Minna

A father of five has been arrested by the police in Niger State for allegedly killing his wife.

The 35-year-old Mohammed Manu was nabbed by the police in Barusa village in New Bussa, Borgu Local Government Area of the state last Wednesday after reportedly hitting his wife Hassana Bulous with a pestle on the head.

Hassana was said to have died instantly.

According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muhammad Abubakar, the suspect said he was angered by his frequent denial of sex by the deceased.

The police said Manu narrated that every time he wanted to have sex with the deceased, she would deny him, adding that after being frustrated, he used a pestle he picked from the kitchen to hit Hassana on the head resulting in her death.

The suspect, when paraded before journalists, did not deny the allegation, but said he was pushed to the wall by his late wife who constantly denied him of sex.

He wondered why a house wife would be claiming one thing or the order when the husband demanded sex from her.

The police described the incident as wicked, saying the case would be charged to court immediately.