A 25-year-old man, Aminu Bala, has been arrested by the police in Zamfara for raping and killing his elder brother’s wife in Gusau.
Confirming the arrest on Monday, the command spokesperson,
SP Mohammed Shehu, said Bala had already confessed to the crime, stating that the suspect hailed from Damaga village of Maradun Local Government area of the state.
The Tudun Wada Area Command, Gusau on June 15, at about 04.30 hours, received a distress call from Damba quarters of Gusau metropolis that the suspect had killed his brother’s wife.
The police immediately rushed to the scene and discovered the victim, Hauwa’u Iliyasu in the pool of her own blood having suffered from multiple machete cuts.
She was then taken to the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau where she was certified dead by doctors.
The police had contacted the victim’s husband, Kabiru Bala via phone call.
He was not in the state, but told the police that the suspect had once threatened to kill the victim.
According to Shehu, the command was awaiting the arrival of the victim’s husband and his written statement which would form part of evidence before the suspect would be prosecuted in court.
Hauwa’u left behind two children including, a nine-month-old baby.