Man kills 65-year-old woman with hoe

By Ibrahim Sule, Dutse
The Jigawa state Police Command said it has arrested a 25-year-old man accused of killing a 65-year-old woman in Taura Local Government Area of the state with a hoe.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Jinjiri Abdu who confirmed the arrest in Dutse on Tuesday said that the suspect allegedly attacked the victim, identified as Baba Uwa, with a hoe while working on her farm.
“On April 8, we received a report that one Muhammad Sabitu allegedly attacked one Baba Uwa with a machete while she was working on her farm.
“Upon receipt of the report, our men immediately arrived at the scene where they found the victim unconscious.
“But unfortunately she died while being taken to General Hospital Ringim due to injuries she sustained”, he explained.
According to the PRO, the suspect accused the deceased being a Fulani woman of seizing the farms of residents of the area.
He further explained that the corpse of the deceased had been handed over to her family for burial while investigation into the case had commenced, after which the suspect would be charged to court.


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