The police in Niger state have arrested a 20-year-old man, Lawali Danladi, for allegedly beating his wife, Zulai, to death following an argument over the pap she prepared for him at their home in Kadaura village in Yakila Gunna district of Rafi LGA.
Danladi, paraded before reporters at the police command headquarters in Minna, reportedly beat Zulai to a coma. She was rushed to the hospital, where she died.
Speaking to reporters, Danladi said that he did not like the way she prepared the pap, and in the cause of the argument, things got heated up, which made him descend on her and beat her mercilessly.
“I never knew she would die. It was just a misunderstanding over mere pap and I did not know that when she fainted, she would not wake up. I should never have beaten her. I regret my action” he said
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said the suspect had confessed to having beaten his wife to a coma adding that by the time she was rushed to the General Hospital Wushishi, she was confirmed dead.
He added that Danladi would be charged to court.