Update: Police arrest woman who beat husband's new wife to death with pestle and set her corpse on fire in Niger state
The Niger State Police Command has arrested a 24-year-old woman, Amina Aliyu, who allegedly killed her co-wife.
LIB reported that the newlywed identified as Fatima Aliyu was beaten to death with a pestle and her body set on fire by her husband’s first wife in Minna, Niger state on Tuesday March 23, seven weeks after her wedding.
Spokesperson of the Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who confirmed the incident, said that the suspect has been arrested while investigation is ongoing.
"On Tuesday, one Bello Lawal of Gwari Motors Bosso road Minna reported on behalf of one Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi 45yrs of Mandela road Sauka Kahuta that one Fati Aliyu his second wife and of same address was found laying dead in her pool of blood inside her parlor with part of her body burnt," he said.
"Immediately the information was received, the Command swung into action and arrested one Amina Aliyu age 24yrs of the same address, a senior and co-wife to the deceased whom was alleged to have killed the deceased with a mortar pestle by a witness who is also a sister to the suspect.
"The exhibit used was recovered while investigation has commenced and suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded."