Caroline Barka, a 20-year-old housewife, has been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force’s Adamawa State command for allegedly killing her husband Dauda Barka.
According to a police report, Barka allegedly stabbed and killed her husband with a knife during a fight.
It was discovered that Barka allegedly killed her 38-year-old husband because he was keeping late nights drinking and engaging in other provocative behavior.
As far as is known, the incident took place on Friday in Anguwan Tsamiya in the State’s Madagali Local Government Area.
According to SP Suleiman Nguroje, a police spokesperson for Adamawa State, “The dispute between the couple occurred after the husband got home late and drunk.
“On July 22, 2022, the Adamawa State Police Command arrested a 20-year-old housewife for fatally stabbing her 38-year-old husband.
“The deceased returned home drunk and fell on their one-year-old child who was in bed when the suspect, Caroline Barka, a resident of Angwan Tamiya, Madagali Local Government Area, and her late husband, Barka Dauda, got into a disagreement.
“The suspect and the deceased got into an argument, and she ended up stabbing the husband because she was upset about his drinking, frequent late nights, and inability to care for their basic needs as a husband.
“As a result, she stabbed the husband, causing him to lose consciousness and be taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
“Following a report from a relative of the deceased, the suspect was apprehended by the police in Madagali Local Government.
“According to the investigation so far, the suspect and the deceased had a child together after two years of marriage.