The Police in Jigawa State have arrested a 30-year-old man, Alasan Audu, for allegedly killing his wife days after their wedding.
SP Abdu Jintiri, spokesman of the command, confirmed the incident in Dutse on Thursday.
He said the incident happened on April 21, at about 0800hrs at Kankarelu village in Ringim Local Government Area.
He explained that one Hansa’u Audu, 17, a wife to one Alasan, of the same address, was found dead in her matrimonial room twenty days after their wedding.
Jinjiri said the police removed the corpse and took it to the hospital, where she was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
He said investigation revealed that the suspect was not the one the deceased prepared to get married to.
Jinjiri said after interrogation, the suspect confessed to committing the crime.
“At about 0400hrs, I went to her (the deceased) as a husband, but she turned my request down.
“I then used force on her to satisfy my sexual desire,” the suspect said.
Jintiri said the case is still under investigation, and will be taken to court for prosecution.