The Niger State Police Command said it has arrested a 21-year-old man, Umar Audu, for killing his neighbour, one Abubakar Mohammadu, who allegedly making advances to his wife.
Both resided at the Fulani Camp, Wawa village in New-Bussa, Borgu Local Government Area of Niger state.
The state police command, which confirmed the arrest on Tuesday, said he was nabbed by a team of policemen attached to the New-Bussa Division.
According to reports, Umar allegedly killed Mohammadu on suspicion that he was making love advances to his wife.
It was gathered that sometime in May 2019, the suspect’s wife, Hassan Audu, told him that the deceased was asking to have an affair with her, but she refused.
The suspect was said to have warned the deceased severally to desist from making advances to his wife, but he reportedly ignored the warnings.
On the day of the incident, the suspect, who could no longer control his anger, attacked the victim with a machete and reportedly inflicted deep cuts on his head, which resulted in his death.
Speaking with Northern City News, the suspect said, “I don’t regret killing him because Mohammadu decided to die like a chicken. In his next life, he will not make advances to married women.
“I am ready to bear the consequences. Let the law take its course. I am fulfilled that Mohammadu will never see my wife again, Allah will judge him.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammad Abubakar, was quoted as saying that the matter would be charged to court after investigation.