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Man kills his 19-year-old wife, dumps her corpse inside well in Katsina


The Katsina State Police Command have arrested a 40-year-old man for allegedly killing his wife, Wasila Sara, at Madabu -Dabawa village in Dutsinma Local Government Area of the state.

The suspect, Abdulrahaman Abdulkarim, was said to have dumped the remains of the 19-year-old Sara – his junior wife – in a well.

Police spokesperson in the state, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident on Thursday.

He said police officers have recovered the corpse from the well, adding that investigation had begun on the incident.

He said,

“On 14/06/2020 at about 02:00hrs, a distress call was received that one Abdulrahaman Abdulkarim, ‘m’, aged 40 years of Madabu village, Dabawa, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state killed his junior wife, one Wasila Sada, ‘f’, aged 19 years and dumped her dead body in a well.

“Consequently, DPO Dutsinma led a team of detectives to the scene, recovered the body and took it to the General Hospital where it was confirmed dead by the attending physician after post mortem examination.

“Suspect has been arrested and is assisting the police in their investigation.”