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Man Poisons Wife To Inherit Her Wealth

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Jigawa State Police Command has apprehended a 40-year-old man, Habu Ibrahim over alleged plan to poison his wife in Danadama village, Sule Tankarkar LGA.


State Police Commissioner, A T. Abdullahi disclosed this in a statement issued to DAILY POST.

He said the suspect was arrested for allegedly lacing a drink and meat with poison, targeting his 35-year-old wife, Zakiya Uzairu, with the intention of inheriting her wealth.

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He said upon receiving the report, detectives from the Sule Tankarkar Division swiftly acted, arresting the suspect at the scene.

CP. Abdullahi said the suspect was brought to the Divisional Police office in Sule Tankarkar for questioning and was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Dutse for further investigation.

“During the interrogation, the suspect willingly confessed to the crime, confirming the accuracy of the information provided to the police.


“He admitted to intending to kill his wife to gain possession of her livestock, which included goats, sheep, and cows.

“He said the wife narrowly escaped after she perceived the poison and presumed his plan,” the police said.