The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a civil servant, Usman Hammawa, 41, for allegedly beating his 36-year-old wife to death.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who dsclosed this in a statement said the suspect was arrested on Thursday, July 22, in Ganye Local Government Area of the state.
According to Nguroje, the suspect killed his wife of 16 years by hitting her head on the wall after she demanded a refund of her N1000 from him.
“The suspect, Usman Hammawa, resident of Jada Ward in Ganye Local Government Area engaged his late wife, Rabiyatu Usman in a fight following a little argument that ensued between them when the deceased demanded the refund of her One Thousand (N1000) naira from the accused,” he stated.
“Angered by her action, the Suspect applied force on his late wife by hitting her head on the wall as a result of which she fell down unconscious and was rushed to the Hospital where she was confirmed dead.
“The Suspect was apprehended by the Police in Ganye Local Government following report received from a relative of the deceased and a good Samaritan.
“Investigation so reveals that the uspect being a Civil Servant with Ganye Local Government Council had five (5) children with the deceased after 16 years of marriage.
“The Commissioner of Police *CP Aliyu Adamu Alhaji, psc* while commending the locals and police for exposing and making it impossible for criminal of such nature to escape justice; however, directed for discreet investigations to be conducted and ensure that the Suspect is prosecuted accordingly,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, as part of effort at tackling Criminal activities and other related offences in the state, the CP has deployed officers of Anti- Homicide unit to take over investigation and ensure law takes it course.
He equally calls on people to always report people of suspicious character around their neighbourhoods to police.