Jealous wife murders co-wife 54 days after marriage

A housewife (namewitheld) has killed his rival, fifty-four days after the husband married the new wife, and precisely two days after their husband took the junior wife’s passport photographs to process her visa for the lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Penpushing reports that, the jealous woman allegedly killed her new co-wife, Fatima Ibrahim, with a pestle and set the body ablaze to fake a fatal fire accident, but nemesis caught up with her, following police investigation which linked her to the crime

The Niger State Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Adamu, said their husband, Aliyu Abdullahi, reported the incident to the authorities, leading to the arrest of the co-wife and three other persons.

Penpushing further reports that, Adamu said preliminary investigation revealed that the co-wife killed the rival with a pestle and set her body ablaze to indicate she had died in a domestic fire accident, adding that, “we strongly suspect that the jealous co-wife resorted to this criminal act after the husband announced his plan to send the bride to Saudi Arabia,”.

The father of the deceased, Ibrahim Yahaya, a resident of Katsina State also confirmed the sad incident, explaining that her daughter was gruesomely murdered precisely 54 days into her marriage.

“She was wedded here at Sabuwar Unguwa in Katsina metropolis before she moved to Minna in Niger. Her co-wife and her accomplices killed her after they sent the house help out on an errand. Fatima called her sister and told her something dangerous was about to happen. Unfortunately, the sister met her dead body in the house,” the bereaved father said.

Penpushing also reports that, as at the time of filing this report, the bereaved husband disclosed that the corpse was taken to Katsina and thereafter been buried according to Islamic rites.

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