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Man stabs cleric to death over suspicion of affairs with wife in Niger

A middle aged man, Jilbrin Adamu Jibrin, has allegedly stabbed the Chief Imam of Enagi, Attahiru Alhassan, to death in Edati Local Government Area of Niger State.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that Adamu stabbed the Islamic cleric to death over suspicion of having affairs with his wife.

Adamu was said to have gone to the chief imam’s house to inform him that visitors were around to see him outside after which he led the imam to the back of his own house where he stabbed him many times and also hit him with an object before leaving the imam to die.

According to a source, Adamu was traced to a neighboring village of Batati, where he was arrested.

Another source said the imam facilitated the marriage of Adamu to one of his two wives, and the imam had always been a mediator between Adamu and the wife.

The source added that Adamu began to suspect the Imam of having an affair with the wife he helped him to marry.

“This is the reason Adamu got angry and killed the imam,” the source said.

The chief imam was said to have been buried according to Islamic rites.

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