- The suspect, according to the police, planned to kill his wife, sell their house’s television set, and use the proceeds to furnish his shop.
One Tijjani Ahmadu Diye has been apprehended for allegedly attempting to murder his wife with a pestle in Bauchi, the police in the north east state said on Saturday.
The suspect, according to the police, planned to kill his wife, sell their house’s television set, and use the proceeds to furnish his shop.
The police made the disclosure in a statement released by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Wakil, titled “Husband Disguises, Assaults His Wife,”
The statement added that the suspect confessed to orchestrating a false alarm about a house invasion by thieves with the intention of harming his wife.
It read, “On December 2, 2023, detectives attached to ‘A’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Bauchi, arrested Tijjani Ahmadu Diye, male (35), for assault, causing grievous harm, and attempting to commit an offense, namely culpable homicide.
“Upon receiving the report, a team of detectives was dispatched to the scene and promptly evacuated the victim to the Specialist Hospital, Bauchi, where she received necessary medical attention.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect admitted to the allegations against him without much resistance. In his confession, the suspect raised a false alarm that armed robbers had entered their house. He quickly entered the bedroom, met his wife, and asked her to cover her head with a scarf. He then left the room, covered his face with a scarf, armed himself with a pestle, returned to the bedroom, and began assaulting her with the pestle.
“The suspect further confessed that he intended to incapacitate her and take their television to sell it, using the proceeds to furnish his shop.”
The Commissioner of Police, Auwal Mohammed, has directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for a discreet investigation to unravel more details about the incident.