The Borno State Police Command has announced the arrest of Adamu Alhaji Ibrahim, the husband of Fatima Alhaji Bukar, a daughter of a Borno State House of Assembly member. Fatima, 25, was reportedly murdered by her 31-year-old husband in October 2023.
The state's police spokesperson, ASP Sani Kamilu Muhammed, issued a statement confirming the arrest and saying that Bukar Wadiya, 39, of Dikechiri was also arrested in connection with the crime. The investigation is ongoing, and it is hoped that justice will be served.
'On 18/10/2023 at about 1800hrs, one Adamu Alhaji Ibrahim, 31yrs of Dikechiri Bayan Gidan Dambe area Maiduguri went to Gwange Division accompanied by one Bukar Wadiya 39yrs with a Honda Vehicle Reg. No MAG 230 AP and CHASSIS NO ANR742256679821 conveying the body of a woman who the said Adamu Alhaji Ibrahim claimed to be his wife and sought for an emergency help from the police.
“The woman was later identified as Fatima Alhaji Bukar.
“The husband stated that he is a staff of UBA and came back from work at about 1700hrs and found her lying down in a pool of blood”.
According to the statement, preliminary investigation revealed that before the incident, the couple had some domestic disputes over an alleged extra marital affair by the husband at their matrimonial home.The house where the incident happened located at Dikechiri Bayan Gidan Dambe area, Maiduguri was secured and during search, the following exhibits were recovered: one short pestle, a rope, a rug carpet stained with blood, knife and Honda vehicle with CHASSIS NO ANR742256679821, PLATE NO MAG230AP, and a mucus stained pillow”, the statement added.