A 35-year-old man, Tijjani Ahmadu Diye, reportedly disguised as a woman in the night, armed himself with a pestle, assaulted and tried to rob his wife in Bauchi, Bauchi State.
The state police command’s spokesman, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, explained that, “On 2nd December, 2023, detectives attached to ‘A’ Division, Bauchi, arrested one Tijjani Ahmadu Diye for assault, causing grievous hurt and attempting to commit an offence.
“In his confession, the suspect raised 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.’’
Wakil said that the suspect further confessed that he intended to neutralise his wife and take their TV set and sell it in order to raise money to stock his shop.
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He added that the wife was rushed to the Specialist Hospital, Bauchi.