By AKinwande Soji-Ojo
The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested one Ovye Yakubu, over the alleged murder of his wife, Esther Aya, at their residence in Sabonpegi, Shabu community of Lafia, the state capital.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ramhan Nansel, confirmed the arrest of Yakubu in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), on Saturday, in Lafia.
According to him, the suspect was arrested on Friday January 7, after the Police received report of the incident that happened on the same day.
Nansel said that investigation was ongoing at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Lafia, to unravel the mystery behind the incident.
He said that the corpse of the woman had been deposited at the morgue for post-mortem examination.
Yakubu allegedly beat his wife to death following an argument that led to a quarrel.
A family member of the deceased who spoke on condition of anonymity stated 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.
He said that the suspect had beaten up the wife when she insisted that the carpenter should continue with the work.
“The deceased engaged the service of a carpenter to fix a net on 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.
On his part, the carpenter who also pleaded anonymity, alleged that the suspect chased him away before descending on his wife.