29-year-old Abbas Abubakar who was among those paraded by the Plateau State commissioner of police, Isaac Akinmoyede, on Thursday has disclosed why he killed his aunt, Fatima Maitala.
Abubakar who admitted to shooting his uncle’s wife said, he committed the act because she killed one of his uncles spiritually, killed his cow and also threatened to kill him and his family members.
It was gathered that the suspect was arrested following the report made by deceased husband at the police station.
While being interrogated, he said he regretted committing the act.
His words, ‘Yes I did it’
“Yes, I killed Fatima Maitala, who is a wife to my uncle. I killed her because; first, she was the one who killed one of my uncle’s ‘spiritually’. It is so because when my uncle was about to die, he mentioned her (Fatima ) severally. He would say ‘Fatima, Fatima, Fatima would kill me’. That was how I got to know she was the one who killed my uncle.
“Secondly, she injected and killed my big cow. Before now, she told me categorically she would kill my cow and she did it.
“Thirdly, she also vowed to kill me and my entire family and that was why I killed her.”
Also speaking, the state commissioner, Mr Akinmoyede, said “Mr Abubakar led police detectives to the place he hid the firearm he used in committing the dastardly act.”
“The detectives moved swiftly to the place and recovered one single barrel gun. The prime suspect will be charged to court.”