A housewife, Maryam Ibrahim, has been arrested for allegedly killing her husband’s first wife, Hafsat, at their residence at Gar Village, Pali Ward, in the Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Maryam killed her co-wife when she used a pestle to hit her head while she was asleep.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, in a statement on Monday, said the duo’s husband, Ibrahim,  reported the incident at the Maina-Maji l Police Station, adding that after Maryam perpetrated the crime, the victim was rushed to hospital where the doctor on duty confirmed her death.

Wakil said, “On November 22, 2022, around 6pm, one Ibrahim Sambo, 40, reported that his second wife,  Maryam Ibrahim, 20, armed with a pestle, entered into his first wife’s room, Hafsat Ibrahim, 32, and hit her head with the pestle.

“As a result, the victim sustained a serious injury and was rushed to the Primary Healthcare Centre, Gar village, where she was certified dead by a medical doctor. Upon receiving the report, a team of detectives attached to the command swung into action and arrested the suspect.

“During interrogation, the suspect voluntarily confessed to the crime. She revealed that on Tuesday, November, 22, 2022, around 11am, the deceased, Hafsat Ibrahim, sent her son, Abdulaziz Ibrahim, 5, with a lump of fried meat known as Tsire, to give her (Maryam). And after eating the meat, she started feeling abnormal and then vomited the meat.

“Thereafter, she called one Faiza Hamisu, the wife of her husband’s younger brother, and told her exactly what happened. She added that the said Faiza told her that it was probably an ulcer and gave her an ulcer drug. Subsequently, the suspect provocatively went to her kitchen, picked a pestle, and entered the first wife’s room while she was asleep and hit her on the head, leading to her death.”

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