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Woman stabbed husband to death in Adamawa: Police 

The stabbing to death was as a result of “drunkenness, habitual late nights and failure to provide basic necessities as a husband”.

• July 24, 2022
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The Adamawa Police Command has arrested 20-year-old housewife Caroline Barka for stabbing her late husband, Barka Dauda, to death.

Mrs Barka is a resident of Angwan Tamiya in Madagali Local Government Area of the state.

In a statement issued on Saturday in Yola, the command’s spokesperson Suleiman Nguroje, said the suspect was arrested on Friday, following a report from a relative of the deceased.

“The suspect, Caroline Barka, a resident of Angwan Tamiya, Madagali Local Government Area, engaged her late husband, Barka Dauda, in a fight following an argument that ensued between them after the deceased returned home drunk and fell on their one-year-old baby who was in bed.

“Angered by his drunkenness, habitual late nights and failure to provide basic necessities as a husband, the suspect and the deceased engaged themselves in a fight which resulted in her stabbing the husband.

“As a result he fell down unconscious and was later rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead,” Mr Nguroje stated.

He said investigation so far revealed that the suspect, being a nursing mother, has a child with the deceased after two years of marriage.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Sikiru Akande, directs Deputy Commissioner of Police Investigation to take over the case and ensure that the suspect is prosecuted accordingly,” he stated.

(NAN)

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