THE Bauchi State Police Command has announced that it has arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly attempting to murder his wife with a pestle.
In a statement released by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Wakil, titled “Husband Disguises, Assaults His Wife,” it was disclosed that the suspect planned to kill his wife, sell their house’s television set, and use the proceeds to furnish his shop.
The statement added that the suspect confessed to orchestrating a false alarm about a house invasion by thieves with the intention of harming his wife.
It read, “On December 2, 2023, detectives attached to ‘A’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Bauchi, arrested Tijjani Ahmadu Diye, male (35), for assault, causing grievous harm, and attempting to commit an offense, namely culpable homicide.
“Upon receiving the report, a team of detectives was dispatched to the scene and promptly evacuated the victim to the Specialist Hospital, Bauchi, where she received necessary medical attention.