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man arrested for attempting to kill wife with pestle

Men of the Bauchi State Police command have arrested a 35-year-old man in the Bauchi metropolis for allegedly trying to kill his wife with a pestle.

In a statement released, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Ahmed Wakil, said Tijjani Ahmadu Diye wanted to kill his wife, sell off the television set in their house, and use the proceeds to furnish his shop.

“On December 2, 2023, detectives attached to ‘A’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Bauchi arrested Tijjani Ahmadu Diye, male (35) for assault, causing grievous hurt, and attempting to commit an offence to-wit culpable homicide. On receipt of the report, a team of detectives was drafted to the scene and evacuated the victim to Specialist Hospital, Bauchi, where she was accorded necessary medical attention.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect admitted the allegation against him without much resistance.

In his confession, the suspect raised a false alarm that armed robbers entered their house. He quickly entered the bedroom, met his wife, and asked her to cover her head with a scarf. He moved out of the room, covered his face with a scarf, armed himself with a pestle, came back to the bedroom, and started hitting her with the pestle.

The suspect further confessed that he intended to neutralize her and take their television and sell it to raise money to furnish his shop.”

Wakil added that the state Commissioner of Police, Auwal Mohammed, has directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation for further investigation and for the suspect to be charged in court afterwards.