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Man stabs wife to death over N2K in Kogi

Abdullahi-Garba

A commercial driver in Kogi State has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his wife to death over feeding money.

The Kogi State Police Command has paraded one Garuba Abdullahi, a commercial bus driver for allegedly stabbing his wife to death during an argument over housekeeping money.

The 30-year-old Abdullahi who was among 13 suspects paraded at the state Command Headquarters in Lokoja by the state Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Yahaya Abubakar, reportedly stabbed his wife, Falilat Saka, to death after she demanded money to buy food stuff in the house.

It was learned that Falilat had requested for the sum of N4,000 but Abdullahi gave her N2,000, promising to give her the balance when he got back from work but the woman insisted that he must give her what she demanded for and that led to the deadly fight where he stabbed her to death in a fit of anger.

Abdullahi, a native of Ihima in Okehi Local Government Area of the state, claimed that in the 15 years he had been married to his wife, they had been having arguments over money, with his wife always complaining whenever he gave her money to buy food.

“On the particular day, she requested for N4,000 but I only managed to give her N 2,000 which did not go down well with her.

This led to arguments and in the process, I stabbed her and she died from the injury sustained in her neck region,” Abdullahi told journalists when he was paraded.

DCP Abubakar said that on May 30, 2017, detectives from the Homicide section of Okehi Police Division had arrested Abdullahi for the murder of his wife during a quarrel over money.

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