A thirty-seven-year-old woman identified as Fatima Sani in Gobirawa village, Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State has been arrested by the State Police Command for allegedly stabbing her mother-in-law to death.
The State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Adamu Usman, who disclosed this in Minna yesterday, said that the suspect had a misunderstanding with her husband, Sani Umaru, on April 23 which resulted in divorce.
The suspect alleged that her mother-in-law, Aishatu Umaru, 70 of Tozon Daji village instigated her son to divorce her.
It was based on this assumption that the suspect traced the mother-in-law to her village and stabbed her to death.
Usman said that the case is under investigation and the suspect would soon be charged to court.
He said the police also received information on April 25 that a seven-man gang of suspected kidnappers from Goji village in Gwagwalada, FCT invaded Tufa village at Gawun Babangida in Gurara Local Government.
He said a team of policemen were deployed to the scene and engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun battle.
He explained that three of the hoodlums were arrested with gunshots and one AK 47 rifle and army camouflage uniform were recovered from them.
Usman said that the suspects were taken to Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Memorial hospital, Sabon Wuse for medical attention, but were confirmed dead by a medical doctor as a result of the gunshots.
The Commissioner said that effort to arrest the fleeing members of the syndicate was in progress.
He appealed to residents to volunteer information about suspected criminal elements in their midst.