Police Arrest Adamawa Man For Allegedly Murdering Lover’s Husband

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a 35-year-old man named Ishaya Markus for allegedly stabbing another man.

The victim was the husband of a woman with whom Ishaku admitted to having an extramarital relationship.

According to reports, the incident took place on the 3rd of this month in a community in Fufore LGA.

Sources revealed that the deceased, Franchise Albert, and his 20-year-old wife, Libiyatu, had been experiencing marital problems since 2022, when she reportedly began a relationship with the suspect.

Despite Albert’s warnings to both his wife and the suspect, they continued their affair.

In her confession to the police, Libiyatu said, “My husband had warned us when he got wind of what we were doing.

“He and I fought over the issue, as a result of which I left for my parents’ house.

“Ishaya followed and took me into the bush and had an affair with me after the warning. He slept with me five times.”

She mentioned that she had reconciled with her husband, and he had asked her to come back home, but Ishaya Markus continued to pursue her.

She recalled that on the day her husband met his end, “Ishaya came to take me out again, but didn’t meet me at home.”

When questioned by the police, Ishaya confessed to having an affair with the late Franchise’s wife and getting into a fight that resulted in his death.

He said, “On that fateful day, I went to the community where the deceased and his wife live. I went there to take her out again, but I did not meet her.

“While I was returning home, I met with the deceased, and he asked me whether I went to see his wife again. Fight ensued in the course of the argument. He pulled out his knife and I pulled out my own and we engaged in a bloody fight.

“He cut me in my hand and by the neck. I stabbed him in his stomach two times and by the neck, leading to his death.”

The spokesperson for the Adamawa State Police Command, SP Suleiman Ngurore, stated that Commissioner of Police Dankombo Morris has ordered a thorough investigation to ensure the suspect is properly prosecuted.

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