Borno woman allegedly kills husband over hatred for men

Borno police commissioner Abdu Umar

Police in Borno have arrested a woman Fatima Abubakar for allegedly killing her husband, Goni Abbah.

Borno police commissioner Abdu Umar told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the 25-year-old suspect was arrested on October 19 at Anguwan Doki.

Umar said that the victim, who was the chief imam of the area, returned from the mosque when the suspect, his second wife, allegedly put poison in his food.

According to him, the victim was immediately rushed to the State Specialist Hospital where he was given emergency medical attention, but unfortunately he died when they returned home.

The police boss added that the suspect, in her statement, confessed to the alleged crime, noting that she bought the poison from Monday Market when she already made up her mind to kill him.

He said that the case had been registered as culpable homicide before the office of the director of public prosecutions before she would be charged to court.

The suspect Fatima, who was paraded at the Command, told NAN that she killed her husband because she was tired of the marriage.

She said: “I never wanted the marriage. Goni was my second husband; I got separated with my first husband because I hate marriage.

“Anytime I wake up with the fact that I am married, it pisses me off. At some point, I had to run to my parent to demand an end to the marriage but they always sent me back, asking me to be patient.

“At some point, two months after I gave birth to my child, I ran away and slept in an uncompleted building for about two weeks. I later returned to my husband’s house.

“Not that he doesn’t treat me well, we are also not quarrelling. We are two in the household, I am his second wife and I have been married to him since 2021. But I just hate when any man comes near me.

“I don’t really know what is wrong with me. Even now that I am speaking to you, I don’t really feel that I was the one who killed him.”