Zamfara Man Rapes, Kills Brother’s Wife


Aminu Bala, of the Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, has allegedly raped and murdered his elder brother’s wife, Hauwau Iliyasu, state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu told journalists on Monday.

Shehu said the 25-year-old male suspect confessed to have raped the woman and later killed her.

He said, “On June 15, 2020, a report was received by the police that a housewife, Hauwau Iliyasu, 25, a resident of the Damba area, was raped and killed.

“The police, upon the receipt of the information, rushed to the scene and met a woman lying in a pool of her own blood.

“The whole body was butchered with a machete and she was evacuated to the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, where she was confirmed dead.”

Shehu added that the suspect has been arrested.

The husband of the deceased, Kabiru Bala, said the suspect had once warned him that he would kill his wife.

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