Niger State Police Command has arrested a 37-year-old woman, Fatima Sani, for allegedly stabbing her mother-in-law to death in Gobirawa village in Mashegu Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Alhaji Adamu Usman, who disclosed this to newsmen on Monday, said the suspect had a misunderstanding with her husband, Sani Umaru, on April 23 which resulted in a divorce.
He said: “The suspect alleged that her mother-in-law, Aishatu Umaru, 70 of Tozon Daji village instigated her son to divorce her.
“It was based on this assumption that the suspect traced the mother-in-law to her village and stabbed her to death.”
Usman said the case is under investigation and the suspect would soon be charged to court.