The Katsina State Police Command yesterday paraded a 17-year-old housewife, Rabi Rabi’u, for stabbing her husband Shamsu Salisu, 25, of Almakiyayi village, to death, after an altercation. Read here
Speaking to newsmen on Tuesday, Rabi claimed that she killed her husband in self-defence.
The Katsina State Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Gambo Isa, said that the victim had an altercation with his wife, adding that while he was asleep afterwards, his wife stabbed him with a knife in several places in his body including his abdomen.
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‘’As a result, he sustained serious injuries. The Police team rushed the victim to Malumfashi General Hospital where he was confirmed dead by the attending physician.”
Rabi speaking on the incident said that when she went to plug her phone to charge after power was restored, Shamsu Salisu threatened to beat her.
“On that day, NEPA brought light in the night, I went to plug my phone to charge but he said I must not and even threatened to beat me. I allowed him to plug his phone but later he went and picked a knife threatening to stab me. We dragged over that and I succeeded in collecting the knife from his hand and stabbed him on his stomach before resident came to his rescue.” she stated.
Our marriage was just 51-day-old and we were yet to have children, but I still love him. I never knew that the stab would lead to his death.”