After being on the run for six years, a soldier has been arrested for murdering his wife.
Six years after a 30-year-old soldier attached to the Nigerian Army, 177 Guards Battalion, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Abubakar Musa, allegedly killed his wife, Hauwa Abubakar, he has been arrested after being on the run all the years.
It was gathered that Musa who lived at the Shitu Alao Barracks in Keffi, had fled the scene after he murdered his wife and was declared wanted by the state police command and when the police was contemplating closing the case, he was finally nabbed.
While parading the Birni-Kebbi, Kebbi State suspect at the state Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department (CIID), the command's Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Numan Ismaila, said he was arrested on February 8, 2016, by the Nigerian Army and handed over to the police for prosecution.
“The suspect, after he killed his wife, escaped to an unknown destination, but he was eventually arrested by the Nigerian Army and brought to a police division in Keffi for prosecution.
The deceased was killed in the barracks and was found in the pool of her own blood after she was allegedly killed by her husband who escaped to an unknown destination. He later re-appeared and was arrested and tried by the Nigerian Army provost.
He was subsequently dismissed and handed over to the Nigerian Police for prosecution and the state CIID in Lafia to investigate the matter.”