The Adamawa State Police command has apprehended a 29-year-old woman, Caroline Barka for allegedly murdering her husband, Dauda Barka.
Barka reportedly stabbed her husband during a fight with a knife which lead to his death at Anguwan Tsamiya in Madagali Local Government Area of the state on Friday.
According to a police report, Barka allegedly killed her 38-year-old husband because he was keeping late nights.
The spokesperson of the Adamawa Police Command, SP Suleiman Nguroje confirmed the incident to Daily Trust.
Nguroje, “The Adamawa State Police Command on 22/7/2022 apprehended a 20-year-old housewife for stabbing her 38-year-old husband to death. An argument ensued between the couple after the husband returned home late and drunk.
“The suspect, Caroline Barka, a resident of Angwan Tamiya, Madagali Local Government Area engaged her late husband, Barka Dauda in a fight following an argument that ensued between them after the deceased returned home drunk and fell on their one-year-old baby who was in bed.
He continued, “Angered by his drunkenness, habitual late nights and failure to provide the basic necessities as a husband, the suspect and the deceased engaged in a fight which resulted in her stabbing the husband, as a result, he fell unconscious and was later rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.
“The suspect was apprehended by the police in Madagali Local Government following a report received from a relative of the deceased. Investigation so far reveals that the suspect being a nursing mother has a child with the deceased after two years of marriage.”