A sixty-year-old man, Mallam Umaru of Jerin Duwatsu Village, Wanke district of Gusau local government has beaten his wife, Inno, to death following a matrimonial disagreement.
The deceased, a second wife, was struck in the face after complaining to her husband that he favoured the senior wife on issues relating to matrimonial affairs.
The late Inno, according to sources, had always complained about the attitude of her husband who always personally fetched water for the senior wife who, though did not give birth to any child for him, often instructed the children of the late Inno to fetch water for her.
It was gathered that, Malam Umar was blessed with 12 children from the late Inno through forty years of matrimonial life, while the senior wife had no issue.
It was suggested that, the husband was probably provoked by the confrontational attitude of the late Inno and slapped her when she was openly venting her anger on him.
The state’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Lawal Abdullahi, confirmed the incidence saying that the accused would soon be charged to court.