Thursday, 8 June 2017


A 30-year-old man has revealed why he, in a fit of anger, killed his 29-year-old wife over N2,000 feeding money.

The man, a commercial driver from Ihima, in Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State, said his wife, Falilat, picked a quarrel with him because of his inability to fend for the family.

In his words: “My wife requested for N4, 000 for her to buy food items; but I managed to give her N2,000, promising that the next day I would run round for the balance.

“But she started abusing me when I insisted she must return N500 from the N2,000 so that I could use it to run around. Before I knew what was happening, she  slapped me. This made me angry, as I picked up a knife and stabbed her.”

Garuba, who now regrets his action, asked for forgiveness, while expressing concern over the health condition of their 15-year-old only son.

Parading 15 other suspects arrested over various offences, ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling and stealing, the Deputy Commissioner of police in charge of operations, Mr. Yahaya Abubakar, who represented the CP, said crime rate in Kogi State had drastically reduced, owing to proactive crime detention strategies the CP adapted.

He said in the last three weeks, over 70 suspects had been arrested and paraded by the state command.

While commending the state governor for his support in the fight against crime in the state, he called on members of the public to continue to provide useful information to the police.

Items recovered include three vehicles; one green Volkswagen Golf car, with registration number, KSF 911EH; one White Golf car, with registration number, AJK 375 AA and a Toyota Camry, with registration number, SMK 620 DE.

Other items are one double-barrel gun, one Berretta pistol, one single-barrel gun, and several live cartridges, among others.

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