Police operatives in Adamawa have arrested a 20-year-old housewife, Caroline Barka, for allegedly stabbing her husband to death in the state.
The spokesman for the state police command, Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the event in an announcement on Saturday in Yola.
He mentioned the suspect was arrested on Friday after the police obtained a report from a relative of the deceased.
Nguroje mentioned: “The suspect, Caroline Barka, a resident of Angwan Tamiya, Madagali Native Authorities Space, engaged her late husband, Barka Dauda, in a struggle following an argument that ensued between them after the deceased returned house drunk and fell on their one-year-old child who was in mattress.
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“Angered by his drunkenness, ordinary late nights and failure to present fundamental requirements as a husband, the suspect and the deceased engaged themselves in a struggle which resulted in her stabbing the husband.
“Because of this, the person fell down unconscious and was later rushed to the hospital the place he was confirmed lifeless.”
“Investigation to this point revealed that the suspect has a baby with the deceased after two years of marriage.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Sikiru Akande, has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in cost of Investigation to take over the case and make sure that the suspect is prosecuted accordingly.”
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