The Adamawa State Police Command arrested a 56-year-old man, Aminu Abubakar, for allegedly beating his 38-year-old estranged wife, Nana Fadimatu, to death. The incident occurred in Lelewaji, Shagari Phase 2, in the Yola South Local Government Area of the state, a day before the deceased was scheduled to marry her new suitor, Mahmud Rufai.
According to police findings, the suspect had been involved in a long-standing marital conflict with the deceased, which led to their separation. However, Abubakar reportedly became jealous upon learning that his estranged wife, whom he was still accommodating in the house, was set to marry another man.
In a fit of rage, Abubakar hit Nana Fadimatu with a pestle, causing her to lose consciousness, and subsequently leading to her death. The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed that the suspect had been arrested and would face prosecution.