Laleye Dipo in Minna
The police in Minna, Niger State, has confirmed the arrest of one Mrs. Amina Aliyu, a house wife, for allegedly killing her mate, Fati Aliyu.
Amina, and Fati, the deceased, were married to Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi, with Fati being the junior wife.
According to state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the incident occurred at the family residence at Mandella Road in the outskirts of Minna, the state capital, last Tuesday.
The senior wife, Amina, according to the report, allegedly hit the deceased on the head with a pestle before reportedly setting her on fire.
Abiodun said the police found the deceased in her pool of blood in the living room of their house, with part of her body also burnt.
The PPRO said: “Immediately the information was received, the police command swung into action and arrested one Amina Aliyu, 24, of the same address, a senior and co-wife to the deceased, whom was alleged to have killed the deceased (Fati) with a pestle by a witness who is also a sister to the suspect.”
The state police spokesman also disclosed that some exhibits used by the suspect were recovered while investigation into the case has commenced.
Abiodun said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
It was learnt that Fati, an indigene of Katsina State, was married to Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi about two months ago.
The remains of the deceased have been interred according to Islamic rites.