Umar Jibril, also identified as Ba’adama, was arrested by the Police Command in Niger state for allegedly stabbing the Chief Imam of Edati to death with an iron rod for allegedly having sex with his second wife.
The state Commissioner of Police, Adamu Usman, confirmed the arrest to reporters, saying the suspect committed the crime on Monday, April 12.
The suspect said that the cleric was having an affair with his wife when questioned. He said that on the evening in question, while relaxing in front of his building, Chief Imam walked past him and went to his neighbor’s house. He said his second wife, Aishatu Umar, came out at the same time and said she was going to the toilet behind the compound. He claimed that having waited for so long without her return, he went round searching and eventually heard her voice in the neighbor’s house.
“I entered and met the Chief Imam naked on the bed with my wife. They were sleeping together. I didn’t do anything, I left them and went to my brother’s house to report what I saw.” Umar said
He said he lost his cool when the Chief Imam called him for a dialogue over the incident.
“In the course of the discussion, things became heated, we argued with each other and I forcefully collected the iron rod with Alhaji Alhassan and stabbed him in the neck.”Umar said
The state police boss added that the suspect will be arraigned in court as soon as possible.