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young housewife in Sabon Gari, Zaria, is being accused of stabbing her husband to death in the heat of an argument over N200 meant for soup ingredients.
The lady, Zainab Hamisu, who was residing with her late husband, Suleiman Abubakar, 25, was alleged to have committed the act after Abubakar had demanded an explanation on her failure to cook for the family.
An elder brother of the deceased, Isa Abubakar, said: “At 9am of last week Thursday, I was called and told that Zainab had stabbed Suleiman and his intestines were out.
I rushed to the house and met him writhing in pain. We rushed to Major Abdullahi Memorial Hospital, but the doctor insisted that we must inform the police first since it was not an accident. I called the police and they arrested her.”
Abubakar said it was the deceased, before he died three days after the stabbing incident, that told them what transpired between him and his wife.
“He said he gave her N200 to buy soup ingredients to cook
for them. But when he asked for his food, she told him that she had used the N200 to pay her tailor for the clothe he sewed for her. My brother told her that food was more important than dress. The argument became heated and she found a kitchen knife and stabbed him,” Abubakar said. Zainab’s grandfather, Sama’una Maikaji, said they were disturbed by their daughter’s act, saying that the marriage was just about 14 months old.
The Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Aliyu Usman, did not pick his calls, but a police source said Zainab was in police custody with her 30-day-old baby.