A 25-year-old housewife, Fatima Abubakar, has been arrested by the police for allegedly poisoning her husband, Goni Abbah, to death.
The incident reportedly happened at the couple’s residence in the Anguwan Doki area of Borno state.
Fatima, the second wife of the deceased, who was the Chief Imam of the area, is said to have mixed poison in his food when he returned from the mosque on that fateful day.
The state’s commissioner of police, Mr. Abdu Umar, who confirmed Fatima’s arrest to newsmen, said as soon as Goni started eating, his condition deteriorated.
He was immediately rushed to the State Specialist Hospital, where he was given emergency medical attention, but unfortunately, he later died when they returned home.
The Commissioner of Police immediately deployed men from the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to arrest the suspect after the incident was reported by the family of the victim at the GRA Police Station.
He noted that on the arrival of the police, they witnessed large numbers of angry youths in the neighbourhood who stormed the home of the victim with the intention of lynching the suspect, but the police were able to bring the situation under control.
Speaking further, the CP said the suspect confessed to the alleged crime, noting that she bought the poison from the Monday Market when she had already made up her mind to kill her husband.
The police boss said that the case had been registered as culpable homicide at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions before she would be charged in court.
The suspect, Fatima, who was paraded at the command, told newsmen that she killed her husband with poison because she was tired of the marriage.
“I never wanted the marriage. Goni was my second husband; I got separated with my first husband because I hate marriage,” she said.