- Umar said that the victim, who was the Chief Imam of the area, returned from the mosque when the suspect, who was the second wife, allegedly mixed poison in his food
- According to him, the victim was immediately rushed to the State Specialist Hospital where he was given emergency medical attention, but unfortunately, he later died when they returned home
One Fatima Abubakar, 25, confesses to killing her husband, Goni Abbah, with poison over claims of detesting marriage.
It was reported that the victim, who was the Chief Imam of the area, returned from the mosque when he collapsed while eating the food served by his second wife, Fatimah.
Abbah was rushed to the hospital for medical attention before giving up the ghost as a result of the poison ingested.
The Borno State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abdu Umar, revealed that the suspect was arrested on October 19 by men of the command at Anguwan Doki.
Aggrieved youths in the neighborhood who had stormed the home of the victim to lynch the suspect were dissolved by the police who picked up Fatimah.
In her confession to the police, she noted that she bought the poison from Monday Market after already making up her mind to kill her late husband.
She said: “I never wanted the marriage. Goni was my second husband; I got separated from my first husband because I hate marriage.
“Anytime I wake up with the fact that I am married, it pisses me off. At some point, I had to run to my parent to demand an end to the marriage but they always sent me back, asking me to be patient.
“At some point, two months after I gave birth to my child, I ran away and slept in an uncompleted building for about two weeks. I later returned to my husband’s house.
“Not that he doesn’t treat me well, we are also not quarreling. We are two in the household, I am his second wife and I have been married to him since 2021. But I just hate when any man comes near me.
“I don’t know what is wrong with me. Even now that I am speaking to you, I don’t feel that I was the one who killed him.”