A 50-year-old man from Maigoge Village in Marita local government area of Niger State has confessed to have killed his wife, Auta Tanko because she was starving him of food.
Bamaiyi Tanko said out of anger of being starved after five days without food, he killed his wife with a cutlass while they were arguing.
According to him, “My wife was fondof not giving me food in time and when I complain she will abuse me. She never gave me food each time I demand for it.
“She even asked my 10-year-old daughter to abuse me because I’m asking for food and when I want to correct the girl she will abuse me.”
Tanko was arrested by the police.
Police spokesman, Peter Sunday who confirmed the arrest, said that the suspect used cutlass to kill his wife for failing to give him food, adding that the suspect threw the cutlass with which he used to kill her into a nearby river in his area.
He said the suspect had confessed to the crime and the case has been charged to court.
Tanko advised other men that are quick to anger to control themselves to avoid commuting such gruesome crime out of anger.
“I am sorry, extremely sorry for what happened. It is the act of devil and I pray my in-laws will find a place in their hearts to forgive me. I regretted all my actions,” he said.