A couple’s matrimonial disagreement has resulted in the death of the wife, Inno, who was slapped to death by her 60-year old husband, Malam Umaru of Jerin Duwatsu Village, Wanke District of Gusau Local Government, Zamfara State.
According to the village head, Magaji Hamidu, the incidence occurred when the deceased protested against the alleged perpetual injustice she suffered in her husband’s hand, who 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 bear him any child, often instructed his second wife’s (late Inno) children to fetch water for her.
It was further learnt that Malam Umar had 12 children with the late Inno in their 40-years of marriage while the senior wife had no issue.
Hamidu, however, hinted that the husband was probably pushed to the wall by the confrontational attitude of the late Inno and slapped her when she openly poured out her frustrations on him.
Confirming the incidence, the state police spokesperson, DSP Lawal Abdullahi, said the accused would soon be charged to court.