Ovye Yakubu, a man from Nasarawa State, has been arrested for the murder of his wife, Esther Aya, in their home in the Sabonpegi-Shabu neighborhood of Lafia.
On Saturday, Ramhan Nansel, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the arrest.
He said the culprit was apprehended on Friday, Jan. 7, after the police received a report of a quarrel-related event that occurred on the same day.
The inquiry into the incident is still ongoing, according to Nansel, at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Lafia.
He stated that the woman’s body had been taken to the mortuary for post-mortem examination.
Meanwhile, according to NAN, the accused allegedly beat his wife to death after an argument that escalated into a fight.
According to a family member of the dead who requested anonymity, the couple got into a furious disagreement when the suspect tried to block a carpenter hired by the wife from installing a net in their window.
He claimed that the suspect assaulted the wife after she refused to let the carpenter finish the job.
“The deceased engaged the service of a carpenter to fix net in their windows to prevent mosquitoes, but the husband stopped the carpenter, which the wife resisted, eventually the husband started beating her in the process,” he alleged.
On his part, the carpenter who also pleaded anonymity alleged that the suspect chased him away when he was engaged by the deceased to fix the net.