The Borno State Police Command has arrested a housewife, Fatima Abubakar, 25, for killing her husband, Goni Abbah, with poison.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdu Umar, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Umar said the victim was the Chief Imam of the area, and had returned from a mosque when the suspect, who was his second wife, allegedly put poison in his food.
Abbah while eating the food began to feel uncomfortable and was immediately rushed to the State Specialist Hospital where he was given medical attention, but later died.
The police commissioner noted that the suspect, in her statement, confessed to the crime, saying she bought the poison from the market after she made up her mind to kill her husband.
The suspect, Abubakar, who was paraded at the command headquarters, told NAN that she killed her husband because she was tired of the marriage.
She said, “I never wanted the marriage. Goni was my second husband; I got separated from my first husband because I hate marriage.
“Anytime I wake up with the fact that I am married, it pisses me off. At some point, I had to run to my parents to demand an end to the marriage, but they always sent me back, asking me to be patient.
“At some point, two months after I gave birth to my child, I ran away and slept in an uncompleted building for about two weeks. I later returned to my husband’s house.
“Not that he doesn’t treat me well; we are also not quarrelling. We are two in the household, I am his second wife and I have been married to him since 2021. But I just hate when any man comes near me.
“I don’t really know what is wrong with me. Even now that I am speaking to you, I don’t really feel that I was the one who killed him.”