A man was arraigned on attempted murder charges on Thursday before a Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court following allegation that he attacked his ex-wife with matchet in her current matrimonial home.

The suspect, Ibrahim Ashiru, who resides in Sabuwar Unguwa area of Rimi Local Government, Katsina State, allegedly committed the offence on June 20, 2014.

It was alleged that he sneaked into the house of Muhammad Aminu, his ex-wife’s husband around 2.00am, attacked the couple with matchet and inflicted serious injuries on them(file image).

The police prosecutor, Inspector Hashimu Musa, told the court that the accused was aggrieved that his former wife had married another person after he dumped her.

He said that the offence was contrary to sections 351, 229 (1) and 247 of the penal code law.
The Magistrate, Hajiya Nafisa Bagiwa, said that the court would not take the plea of the accused as it had no jurisdiction to do so.

Bagiwa said that since the matter involved attempted murder, the police should carry out investigation and forward the case file to the Ministry of Justice for advice.

She adjourned the matter to September 1 for mention and ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody.

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