19-yr-old housewife arrested for allegedly stabbing husband to death in Katsina

THE police in Katsina State have arrested a 19-year-old housewife, Rabi (surname withheld), for allegedly stabbing her husband to death in Malumfashi Local Government Area of the state.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the state police spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, told newsmen in Katsina that the incident occurred at Danjanku-Tasha village on Monday at about 4:00 a.m.

Isah said: “On Monday, January 27, we received a report that one Rabi (19), of Danjanku-Tasha in Malumfashi Local Government, allegedly stabbed her husband, Shamsuddeen Salisu (25), to death with a knife.

“The shout for help by Salisu attracted neighbours. When the people went to offer assistance, they discovered that the door to the compound was locked.

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“Some of the people jumped into the compound and found the victim in the pool of his blood, crawling out from his room with a wound in his stomach.

“The neighbours also told the police that the wife was (allegedly) seen holding a knife with bloodstains,” he said.

The police spokesman said that Salisu was immediately rushed to Malumfashi General Hospital, where the doctors confirmed him dead on arrival.

He said that the police were investigating the matter, while the suspect was in police custody, and would be prosecuted after investigation.

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