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Police arrest two suspects over lawmaker’s daughter murder


The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two suspects over the killing of the 24-year-old daughter of a member of the Borno State House of Assembly representing Ngala Local Government Area.

The deceased, Fatima Alhaji Bukar, was strangled to death by unknown persons at Gidan Dembe in Maiduguri last Tuesday.

The suspects, Adamu Alhaji Ibrahim, 31, and Bukar Wadiya, 39, are both from Dikechiri, the same area where the deceased lived with her husband.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Sani Shatambaya, the husband went to the Gwange Division on Friday evening accompanied by Wadiya and the body of his wife. 

 “On the 18/10/2023 at about 1800hrs one Adamu Alhaji Ibrahim, 31years of Dikechiri Bayan Gidan Dambe area of Maiduguri went to Gwange Division accompanied by one Bukar Wadiya 39 years with a Honda Vehicle Reg. No MAG 230 AP and CHASIS NO ANR742256679821 conveying the body of a woman who the said Adamu Alhaji Ibrahim claimed to be his wife and sought an emergency help from the police.

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“The woman was later identified as Fatima Alhaji Bukar. The husband stated that he was a staff of UBA and came back from work at about 1700hrs and found her lying down in pool of blood.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that before the incidence, the couple had some domestic disputes over an alleged extra marital affair by the husband at their matrimonial home.

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“The house where the incident happened located at Dikechiri Bayan Gidan Dambe Area, Maiduguri was secured and during search the following exhibits were recovered; one short pestle, a rope, a rug stained with blood, knife, and Honda vehicle with CHASIS NO ANR742256679821, PLATE NO MAG230AP, and a mucus stained pillow.

“There was no evidence of constructive breakage or entry into the house and only the husband has key to open the house from outside.

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The husband and Wadiya have both been arrested as prime suspects. Investigations are ongoing.