Maimuna Suleiman, a 21-year-old resident of Kofar Dumi Area in Bauchi Metropolis, has been apprehended by the Bauchi State Police for the alleged murder of her husband. The arrest was made by detectives from the Township Divisional Police Headquarters, acting on information received on July 5, 2023. This information was conveyed in a statement issued by Aminu Ahmed, the Acting Public Relations Officer of the Bauchi State Command.
“While receiving the information from their end, the detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer immediately rushed to the crime scene at the address and took both the victim and the suspect to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi for medical attention.
“Consequently, reports obtained from medical doctors confirmed that the victim died as a result of an injury sustained on his chest, while the suspect sustained minor bruises on her stomach,” the police statement said.
The police added that “Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect (Maimuna Suleiman) stabbed her husband Aliyu Mohammad ‘m’ of the same address as a result of an altercation ensued between them on the 5th of July, 20223 at about 1800hrs in their matrimonial home. During interrogation, the suspect confessed to having committed the crime.”
In the meantime, CP Auwal Mohammed, the Commissioner of Police, has issued a directive for the State Criminal Investigation Department to assume control of the case. Their task is to conduct a thorough investigation and, once it is concluded, proceed to charge the suspects in court.