Police arrest, detains 24-year-old woman who allegedly beat co-wife to death


The Niger State Police Command has confirmed the arrest and detention of a 24-year-old woman, Amina Aliyu, who allegedly killed her co-wife on Tuesday March 23, seven weeks after her wedding.

The arrest of the suspect was confirmed on Wednesday by the spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said that the suspect has been detained while investigation is ongoing.

According to Abiodun, the second wife identified as Fati Aliyu was found lying dead in her pool of blood inside her parlor with part of her body burnt after she was attacked by the first wife.

He said; “On Tuesday, one Bello Lawal of Gwari Motors Bosso road Minna reported on behalf of one Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi 45yrs of Mandela road Sauka Kahuta that one Fati Aliyu his second wife and of same address was found laying dead in her pool of blood inside her parlor with part of her body burnt.

“Immediately the information was received, the Command swung into action and arrested one Amina Aliyu aged 24yrs of the same address, a senior and co-wife to the deceased who was alleged to have killed the deceased with a mortar pestle by a witness who is also a sister to the suspect.

“The exhibit used was recovered while investigation has commenced and the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded,” Abiodun concluded.


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