Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested one Ovye Yakubu, over alleged murder of his wife, Esther Aya Anjugu.
The accused allegedly beat his wife to death following an argument over mosquito net at their residence at Sabonpegi-Shabu community of Lafia Lafia North Development Area on Friday, January 7, 2022.
A family member of the deceased who preferred anonymity alledged that a heated argument ensued between the couple when the suspect tried to stop a carpenter engaged by the wife to fix a net to their window and he beat up the wife when she insisted that the carpenter should continued with the work.
“The deceased engaged the service of a carpenter to fix a 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.
Spokesperson of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed the arrest in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday, January 8, in Lafia, said the suspect was arrested same day of the incident.
Meanwhile, the carpenter who also pleaded anonymity, alledged that the suspect chased him away when he was engaged by the deceased to fix net.