The Bauchi State Police Command has said that its detectives have arrested a 35-year-old man in the Bauchi metropolis, who allegedly tried to kill his wife with a pestle, Punch Newspaper reports.

According to the police, he intended to kill his wife, sell off the television set in their house, and use the proceeds to furnish his shop.

This was disclosed in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil.

The statement was titled, ‘Husband disguises, assaults his wife’.

Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, said that the man, during an investigation, confessed that he raised a false alarm that thieves had invaded the house.

He said: “On December 2, 2023, detectives attached to ‘A’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Bauchi arrested Tijjani Ahmadu Diye, male (35) for assault, causing grievous hurt, and attempting to commit an offence to-wit culpable homicide.”

“On receipt of the report, a team of detectives was drafted to the scene and evacuated the victim to Specialist Hospital, Bauchi, where she was accorded necessary medical attention.”

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect admitted the allegation against him without much resistance.”

“In his confession, the suspect raised a false alarm that armed robbers entered their house. He quickly entered the bedroom, met his wife, and asked her to cover her head with a scarf. He moved out of the room, covered his face with a scarf, armed himself with a pestle, came back to the bedroom, and started hitting her with the pestle.”

“The suspect further confessed that he intended to neutralise her and take their television and sell it to raise money to furnish his shop.”

The PPRO added that the Commissioner of Police, Auwal Mohammed, has directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation for discreet investigation to unravel more on the incident.

He added that afterward, the suspect would be charged in court.

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