The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a man identified as Muhammadu Ibrahim, for arranging with someone else to kill a newly married woman because she dumped him.
The suspect hails from Gadawaliwol in Jabbi Lamba, Girei Local Government Area.
Ibrahim Muhammadu paid someone to set the woman and her husband on fire on Tuesday, 6th September 2022. That was barely two weeks after their wedding.
The woman died on Saturday 10th September, 2022. She died due to severe burns while the man was receiving treatments in the hospital.
Ibrahim Muhammadu is a married man with four children and is said to have fallen in love with the deceased and spent about N150,000 on her after she agreed to marry him.
Ibrahim masterminded the killing by hiring a man identified as Savanna Ibrahim, paid him N5,000 and gave him four measures of rice to kill the couple. After collecting the money and the rice, Ibrahim Savanna armed with petrol and matches, went to the room of the couple in the night and set it on fire after locking it up.
The arsonist ran off and has not been found. On the other hand, Ibrahim Muhammadu was arrested and detained by the police.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Suleiman Nguroje, assured that the suspect would be investigated and prosecuted, advising the public to not take the law into their own hands.
Source: Seva Magazine