A 30-year-old man identified as Umar Tambari has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command for allegedly beating his wife to death because she disrespects him and does not give him the honour due to a husband.
The incident which led to Hawa’s death occurred at Emiworo Village in Wushishi Local Government Area of the state when the couple had a disagreement over the wife’s refusal to fetch him water to bath.
According to the suspect, when he went to fetch the water by himself, his late wife then accused him of taking her water which led him to lose his temper.
“My wife looks down on me each time I ask her to fetch water for my bath and when I fetched the water, she will accuse me of taking her water. On this day, I got angry and l beat the hell out of her.
“My wife does not accord me the respect I deserve as her husband and I have sent her to her early grave, in her next world, she will learn how to respect her husband.
“She has been disrespecting me to an extent that she does not give me food she bought with my money, it is unacceptable in my place.”
When asked by reporters if he regretted his action, the suspect said, “I have no regret, she has gotten what she deserved and is a lesson to women out there disrespecting their husbands.”
The suspect was arrested by a team of Policemen attached to Wushishi Division on a tip-off while trying to escape.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammad Abubakar, said on Friday that the suspect did not waste time in admitting to the crime.
He said Tambari hit his wife with a stick several times which made her to collapse but that she died while she was being taken to hospital.
The PPRO then said the suspect has been charged to court.