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Jigawa man attempts to poison wife over wealth


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

The State Police Commissioner, A T. Abdullahi, revealed the incident in a statement that the suspect was arrested for allegedly lacing a drink and meat with poison, intending to harm his 35-year-old wife, Zakiya Uzairu, with the motive of inheriting her wealth.

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Detectives from the Sule Tankarkar Division acted swiftly upon receiving the report, arresting the suspect at the scene. The suspect was then brought to the Divisional Police office in Sule Tankarkar for questioning and later transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Dutse for further investigation.

During the interrogation, the suspect 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, including goats, sheep, and cows.

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