Update: Police arrest woman who beat husband’s new wife to death and set her corpse on fire

Amina Alimi, the 24 year old woman who killed a co-wife has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command.

Fatima Aliyu, was beaten to death with a pestle and her body set on fire by Amina who is her husband’s first wife.

The incident happened in Minna, Niger state on Tuesday March 23, seven weeks after her wedding.

Fatima Aliyu

Confirming the incident, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said that the suspect has been arrested while investigation is ongoing.

“On Tuesday, one Bello Lawal of Gwari Motors Bosso road Minna reported on behalf of one Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi 45yrs of Mandela road Sauka Kahuta that one Fati Aliyu his second wife and of same address was found laying dead in her pool of blood inside her parlor with part of her body burnt,” he said.

Amina Aliyu

“Immediately the information was received, the Command swung into action and arrested one Amina Aliyu age 24yrs of the same address, a senior and co-wife to the deceased whom was alleged to have killed the deceased with a mortar pestle by a witness who is also a sister to the suspect.

“The exhibit used was recovered while investigation has commenced and suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.” He added.


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