Jealous woman kills co-wife with mortar pestle in Niger


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A housewife, Aminu Aliyu who allegedly killed her co-wife with a mortar pestle has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command.

The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this in a statement issued in Minna on Wednesday.

The police spokesman said that Amina Aliyu of Mandela Road was arrested over alleged culpable homicide committed in Bosso Local Government Area of the state.

Abiodun disclosed that on March 23 at about 17:16 hours, one Bello Lawal of Gwari Motors, Bosso Road, Minna, reported the matter on behalf of one Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi of Mandela Road.

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According to the PPRO, Lawal said that one Fati Aliyu of the same address was found laying dead in a pool of blood inside her parlour with part of her body burnt.

“The Command swung into action and arrested one Amina Aliyu of the same address, and a co-wife to the deceased, whom was alleged to have killed the deceased with a mortar pestle.

“The exhibit used was recovered while investigation has commenced, and the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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