The Niger State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 20-year-old man identified as Lawali Danladi who allegedly beat his wife, Zulia, to death over pap she prepared for him.
The spokesperson for the State Police Commad, DSP Wasiu Abiodun said in a statement on Wednesday that the incident happened at their home in Kadaura village in Yakila Gunna district of Rafi LGA.
According to DSP Abiodun, who paraded the suspect before newsmen at the police command headquarters in Minna, Danladi beat Zulai to a coma. She was rushed to the hospital where she died.
In his confessional statement, Danladi said that he did not like the way she prepared the pap and in the cause of the argument, things got heated up which made him descend on her and beat her mercilessly.
“I never knew she would die. It was just a misunderstanding over mere pap and I did not know that when she fainted, she would not wake up. I should never have beaten her. I regret my action” he said.