Zamfara In Close Chase - Man Rapes, Kills Brother’s Wife
Reports by the Zamfara state Police Command have it that a 25 year old man, Aminu Bala, has raped and killed the wife of his elder brother in Gusau, the state capital. The command made the disclosure through its spokes person, Superintendent of Police, Mohammed Shehu, while parading the suspect, Aminu Bala, who is said to have made a confessional statement to that effect.
SP Shehu explained that the police command received a distress call from Damba quarters, scene of the incident, following which its men swung into action.
“The police immediately rushed to the scene and discovered the victim, Hauwa’u Iliyasu in the pool of her blood having suffered from multiple machete cuts. She was then taken to the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau where she was certified dead by doctors.”
The suspect, said to be the biological brother to the victim’s husband, who was not in the state at the time of the incident, confessed to the crime and was subsequently arrested.
”The husband was not in the state but has since been notified. He told the police that the suspect had once threatened to kill the victim,” Shehu pointed out.
The PPRO added that the command is awaiting the arrival of the victim’s husband and his written statement which would form part of the evidence before the suspect would be prosecuted in court.
The deceased, Hauwa’u, left behind two children, including a nine month old baby.