A housewife identified simply as Atika has allegedly stabbed her husband to death over his second wife in Nasarawa State.
The incident happened at Angwa Yerima in Mararaba, Karu Local Government Area of the state on Saturday night, February 26.
It was gathered that the deceased, Ibrahim Ahmad Salihu (Mallam Iro) a 37-year-old mechanic used to spend two nights with each of his two wives on a rotational basis and had the habit of bidding farewell to any of them anytime he was leaving for the other’s room.
On that fateful day, Ibrahim was said to have gone to Atika’s room, who was his first wife, to bid her farewell and go to the second wife’s room within the same compound.
“And that was what he did that day around 8pm, only for Atika to respond angrily and bite his finger,’’ a source within the compound said.
Speaking to Daily Trust, the deceased’s mother, Hajiya Hauwa Umar, said that suspect stabbed her son while the second wife was trying to tend to his wound.
“The other wife rushed to his rescue and was trying to tie the affected finger, but again the first wife, who had already locked the compound’s gate, held him from the back and stabbed him on the neck continuously.”
Ibrahim was confirmed dead at the hospital and has been buried according to Islamic injunction, while the suspect is said to be in police custody.
Meanwhile, the couple’s neighbour, Audu Gambo Akor claimed that they have been having issue over plan by the deceased to divorce Atika.
“The wahala done tae sef, because the man wanted to divorce her day before yesterday before his mother intervened.” Akor said.