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Pregnant wife stabs husband to death over foodstuffs in Adamawa

A pregnant housewife has been arrested by the police in Adamawa State for allegedly stabbing her husband to death.

The late Ibrahim Ismail

Rariya, a Hausa news portal, reports that the incident happened at the couple's residence in the Nasarawo Demsa community, Numan Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

It was gathered that trouble started for the couple who had been married for five years with three children while expecting the fourth child when a disagreement ensued between them over foodstuffs.

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A neighbour of the couple who was one of the first to arrive at the scene narrated what he could piece together when he met the deceased in a pool of his blood:

“Around 5.30 am on Thursday, I heard my wife shouting and screaming. I asked her what happened and she said the wife of our next-door neighbour had killed him.

When I got to the man’s house, I saw him in a pool of blood. There were a lot of sympathizers in his room, mostly women. When I tried to talk to him, he could not answer back and appeared lifeless. The wife had also been apprehended.

When I enquired what happened, I was told that Ibrahim went to buy foodstuffs in the market so that she could cook for the family. However, when he returned from the market, he did not meet her at home.

He was troubled and looked for her everywhere. When he couldn’t find her, he left the foodstuffs and went out. When he returned to the house some minutes later, he discovered that she had returned home.

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He asked her where she went and why she left the foodstuffs he bought for her, but that started an argument between them.

During the quarrel, the man took a wood and hit her with it. The woman went to pick a knife she was using to cut onions and stabbed him. He fell and collapsed.”

The neighbour said policemen from the Numan Division who had been alerted by some other residents, later arrived at the scene to arrest Halima while the victim was rushed to the general hospital, where he was confirmed dead by a doctor.

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