BAUCHI: Retired police officer nabbed, jailed for allegedly beating wife to death


The long arm of the law has caught up with a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police in Bauchi State identified as Daniel Salka after he allegedly beat his wife to death following an argument.

The arrest of the suspect was confirmed in a statement on Sunday by the Chairman of Bogoro local government, Iliya Habila, who said that Salka who also doubles as the head of Sabon Layi Kwara hamlet in Bogoro Local Government Area of the state, has been suspended by his local government over the alleged violence that led to his wife’s death, Hajara Daniel.

The statement issued by Iliya Habila and signed by Director of Administration and General Services, Mr. Marcus Nehemaih, reads: “The suspension is with immediate effect pending the outcome of an investigation by the police.

“Mr. Daniel Salka is alleged to have beaten his wife, the late Mrs Hajara, to death on April 19, 2021. He was arrested by the combined team of vigilantes and DSS officials on April 26, 2021, in the Bayara suburb and has since been handed over to the police in Bogoro.”

It was learnt that Daniel was apprehended by a combined team of vigilante and DSS after he fled to Bayara, a suburb in Bauchi.


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