38-year-old man arrested over alleged attempt to murder wife in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command has said that it has arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly trying to murder his wife with a pestle.

In a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Wakil, titled “Husband Disguises, Assaults His Wife,” the police said that the suspect planned to kill his wife, sell their house’s television set, and use the proceeds to furnish his shop.

The statement added that the suspect confessed to orchestrating a false alarm about a house invasion by thieves with the intention of harming his wife.

It reads, “On December 2, 2023, detectives attached to ‘A’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Bauchi, arrested Tijjani Ahmadu Diye, male (35), for assault, causing grievous harm, and attempting to commit an offense, namely culpable homicide.

“Upon receiving the report, a team of detectives was dispatched to the scene and promptly evacuated the victim to the Specialist Hospital, Bauchi, where she received necessary medical attention.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect admitted to the allegations against him without much resistance. In his confession, the suspect raised a false alarm that armed robbers had entered their house. He quickly entered the bedroom, met his wife, and asked her to cover her head with a scarf. He then left the room, covered his face with a scarf, armed himself with a pestle, returned to the bedroom, and began assaulting her with the pestle.

“The suspect further confessed that he intended to incapacitate her and take their television to sell it, using the proceeds to furnish his shop.”

The Commissioner of Police, Auwal Mohammed, has ordered that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for a discreet investigation to unravel more details about the incident.

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