- A 17-year-old wife, Rabi Rabi’u, has killed her husband over domestic issues
- This was confirmed by the Katsina state police public relations officer, Gambo Isah, on Tuesday, February 4
- Rabi, according to the report, committed the heinous act on Wednesday, January 29
Tragedy struck in Katsina state on Wednesday, January 29, as a teenage housewife reportedly stabbed her husband to death while he was sleeping.
Channels TV reports that the incident was confirmed by the police public relations officer in the state, Gambo Isah, who disclosed this on Tuesday, February 4, while briefing reporters at the command headquarters in Katsina.
Legit.ng gathered that he explained that the 17-year-old suspect, Rabi Rabi’u, committed the offence on Wednesday, January 29, at Almakiyayi village in Malumfashi local government area of the state.
Isah noted that the suspect was said to have had an altercation with her 25-year-old husband, Shamsu Salisu, before the incident happened.
According to him, Rabi’u later stabbed her husband with a knife in several places in his body, including his abdomen while he was asleep and as a result, the victim sustained serious injuries.
The command’s spokesman noted that the Divisional Police officer (DPO) in charge of Malumfashi police division got a distress call based on the report of the incident
The report had it that on arriving at the scene, the police team rushed the victim to Malumfashi general hospital where he was confirmed dead by the attending physician.
Isha revealed that the police recovered a sharp knife and a bed sheet all stained with blood in the course of an investigation into the incident.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad, described the incidents as devastating and traumatic.
It was reported that the presidential aide made this known on his Twitter page on Monday, January 27, stressing that only Allah could strengthen the couple's families.
Maryam Sanda was sentenced to death on Monday, January 27, after she was found guilty of killing her husband.
A report also said that Maryam would appeal her death sentence. Sanda was on Monday, January 27, sentenced to death by hanging for killing her husband, Bilayaminu Bello.
A member of her legal team said that they would appeal the judgement by Justice Yusuf Halilu of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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