For daring to add another wife in defiance to his wife’s resistance, Mallam Yusuf Ibrahim, 53, of Shaiskawa quarters in Katsina metropolis met his untimely death. He was allegedly murdered by assassins hired by his 27-year-old wife, Zainab.
It was gathered that the late Ibrahim had concluded arrangements to marry his late elder brother’s wife as directed by his aged mother, but Zainab vehemently opposed the marriage.
It was further gathered that when Zainab tried all she could to prevent her deceased husband from adding another wife, she allegedly contracted two middle-aged men, Jamilu and Mustapha to murder him.
Sources told our correspondent that Jamilu and Mustapha, who were given an undisclosed sum of money to carry out the act, allegedly used Zainab’s mobile phone to call the late Ibrahim and asked him to meet them at Filin Samji, where he was hacked to death.
A resident of Shaisakawa quarters, who spoke to our correspondent under the condition of anonymity, said that Zainab had threatened to do all she could to prevent her late husband from marrying a second wife, and had openly boasted that as long as she lives, the man would not marry a second wife.
Deputy spokesman of the Katsina State police command, ASP Shehu Koko, who confirmed the incident to journalists yesterday, said the command had arrested both Zainab and her accomplice in crime, who are now helping the police in their investigation at the state criminal investigation department.