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Yobe man arrested after stabbing sleeping wife to death

One Abubakar Musa has allegedly stabbed his wife to death while she was asleep in Damaturu, Yobe State.

The tragic incident happened on Thursday at New Housing Estate, Bye-pass, Maiduguri Road, Damaturu, the police in the north east state disclosed.

According a statement on the incident by the State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, the 43-year-old suspect has been arrested.

“On 4/1/2024 at about 0448 hrs, a distress call was received by ‘C’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Damaturu, that , one Abubakar Musa ‘M’ 43yrs of New Housing Estate, Bye-pass, Maiduguri Road, Damaturu, while sleeping on the same bed, with his wife, Ammi Adamu Mamman, ‘F’ 42yrs, she was stabbed with an object on her neck, causing a deep cut which resulted in heavy bleeding and led to her death.

“The husband was arrested for interrogation”, the statement read.

According to the incident report, findings revealed that both the victim and the suspect are staff of Yobe State University, (YSU), Damaturu.

He added that investigation had commenced immediately by the homicide unit of the State CID.

The State Command, however, urged community members to cooperate with the police by giving credible information concerning the incident so that justice be served and deter future occurrence.

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