By Nudoiba Ojen
A 20-year-old newly wed, Aisha Aliyu, has allegedly killed her husband, Idris Ahmadu in the Nasarawa community in the Lapai local government area of Niger State.
Aisha, who got married to the Ahmadu in December 2023, was said to have stabbed the husband in his chest and slit his throat.
Witnesses said that the bride disagreed on Sunday evening with her husband and was seen to have resolved their disagreement.
Neighbours said they heard screams of Idris in the middle of the night and ran into the house with his mother, meeting him trying to leave the room while holding his neck before he fell and died.
The wife was said to have fled from the scene before others came into the house.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Niger Police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident saying that effort was on to arrest the fleeing suspect.
Abiodun stated, “Today 12/02/2024 (Monday), at about 1200hrs, information was received that in the early hours, one Idris Ahmadu of Nasarawa village, via Lapai was stabbed to death by his wife, Aisha Aliyu 19/20 years of the same address.
“Before the arrival of the police at the scene, the suspect had fled to an unknown destination. Effort is being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspect. The case under investigation please,” he said.