A 25-year-old housewife Fatima Abubakar, has been arrested by the Operatives of the Borno Police Command for allegedly killing her husband, Goni Abbah, with poison.
The state commissioner of police, Mr Abdu Umar disclosed this in an interview on Sunday, PmnewsNigeria reports.
He said that the suspect was arrested on October 19 by men of the Command at Anguwan Doki.
Umar said that the victim, who was the Chief Imam of the area, returned from the mosque when the suspect, who was the second wife, allegedly mixed poison in his food.
He explained that as soon as Goni started eating, his condition deteriorated.
According to him, the victim was immediately rushed to the State Specialist Hospital where he was given emergency medical attention, but unfortunately, he later died when they returned home.
Men from the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department were immediately deployed to arrest the suspect after the incident was reported by the victim’s family.
Upon the arrival of the police, they saw a mob who intended to lynch the suspect but the police were able to bring the situation under control.
In her statement, the suspect confessed to the alleged crime, noting that she bought the poison from Monday Market when she already made up her mind to kill him, because she hate marriage.
Fatima, who was paraded at the command, said that she killed her husband because she was tired of the marriage.
“I never wanted the marriage. Goni was my second husband; I got separated from my first husband because I hate marriage.
“Anytime I wake up with the fact that I am married, it pieces me off. At some point, I had to run to my parent to demand an end to the marriage but they always sent me back, asking me to be patient.
“At some point, two months after I gave birth to my child, I ran away and slept in an uncompleted building for about two weeks. I later returned to my husband’s house.
“Not that he doesn’t treat me well, we are also not quarrelling. We are two in the household, I am his second wife and I have been married to him since 2021. But I just hate when any man comes near me.
“I don’t really know what is wrong with me. Even now that I am speaking to you, I don’t really feel that I was the one who killed him, she said as she broke down in tears.