A newly married man identified as Lawal Bala, had his throat slit by unknown gunmen in Gangere area of Jos North Local Government, Plateau State.
Bala, 30, who just got married to 17 year old Miriam last month, was killed on Tuesday, while relaxing in his house at Layin Sidi area of Gangere, a prominent Hausa-dominated area of Jos North LGA.
According to information got, the deceased, said to be a butcher, was heard screaming and when his wife came out, she saw him staggering in front of his house with a knife protruding from his neck.
She was said to have raised an alarm, attracting the attention of neighbours, who rushed in to help him. His wife was said to be screaming, “they have killed my husband”, while also calling on passersby to assist her.
However, the sympathizers who came to assist, pointed an accusing finger at the wife because she attempted to run away.
She was said to have been saved by Bala’s brother, Alhaji Hamza Dikko, who is the chairman of Butchers Association and chairman, All Nigeria Peoples Party in the area.
He allegedly argued that she had no basis to kill her husband.
A police source at C Division, where the case was reported, said that after the police were alerted, they took Bala’s remains and his wife to the police station.
The source added that one of the suspects, who was identified by the wife of the deceased, had been arrested.
Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer, Felicia Anslem, said, “Some armed men went to the house of Lawal Bala while he was with his wife and used a matchet to slit his throat.”
She said the police had commenced investigation, adding that they would get to the root of the matter.