Alasan Audu a 30-year-old man have been arrested by the Police in Jigawa State for allegedly killing his wife days after their marriage.

Spokesman of the command, SP Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the incident in Dutse on Thursday April 23.

He said the incident happened on Tuesday April 21 at about 08:00 at Kankarelu village in Ringim Local Government Area.

He explained that one 17-year-old Hansa’u Audu, a wife to 31-year-old Alasan Audu, of the same address was found dead in her matrimonial room twenty days after their wedding.

Jinjiri said the Police removed the corpse and took it to the hospital where it was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

He said investigation revealed that the suspect was not the one the deceased prepared to get married.

Jinjiri said after interrogation, the suspect confessed committing the crime.

“At about 04:00, I went to her (the deceased) as a husband, but she turned my request down.

“I then used force on her to satisfy my sexual desire.”


Police spokesman said the case was still under investigation and will be taken to court for prosecution.

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