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Police arrest man for allegedly killing wife in Nasarawa



The Police in Nasarawa State has arrested one Ovye Yakubu, over alleged murder of his wife, Esther Aya, in their residence at Sabonpegi-Shabu community of Lafia.

Ramhan Nansel, police spokesperson in the state, confirmed the arrest in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lafia.


According to him, the suspect was arrested on Friday January 7, after the Police received report of the incident that happened on the same date as a result of quarrel.

Mr Nansel said that investigation was ongoing at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia, to unravel the mystery behind the incident.


He said that the corpse of the woman has been deposited at the morgue for post-mortem examination.

Meanwhile, NAN gathered that the accused allegedly beat his wife to death following an argument that led to quarrel.


A family member of the deceased who preferred anonymity alleged that heated argument ensued between the couple when the suspect tried to stop a carpenter engaged by the wife to fix net to their window.

He alleged that the suspect had beaten up the wife when she insisted that the carpenter should continue with the work.


“The deceased engaged the service of a carpenter to fix net in their windows to prevent mosquitoes, but the husband stopped the carpenter, which the wife resisted, eventually the husband started beating her in the process,” he alleged.

On his part, the carpenter who also pleaded anonymity, alleged that the suspect chased him away when he was engaged by the deceased to fix net.

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