A 35-year- old man, Umaru Jubril has been arrested for murder after alleging that one imam had a sexual relationship with his second wife, Aisha Umar.
Sharing evidences and details on why he killed the imam, Jubril said he caught the 48-year-old Imam and his wife in bed together in a neighbour’s house.
“I entered and met the Chief Imam naked on the bed with my wife. They were sleeping together. I didn’t do anything, I left them and went to my brother’s house to report what I saw.” Umar said
Jubrin, who was paraded at the Police Headquarters in Minna on Tuesday, said on the day he caught the Chief Imam and his wife, Alhassan had walked past him into a neighbour’s house.
Almost at the same time, he said his wife told him she was going to a toilet behind the compound.
He explained when he did not see his wife for about an hour, he decided to go searching for her and he heard her voice in the neighbour’s house.
Jubrin explained he became aggravated when the Chief Imam called him for dialogue over the incident and was not ready to take any blame that he did wrong.
He said he lost his cool when the Chief Imam called him for a dialogue over the incident.
“In the course of the discussion, things became heated, we argued with each other and I forcefully collected the iron rod with Alhaji Alhassan and stabbed him in the neck,” he said.
Jubrin took to his heels but was apprehended at Batati village in Lavun local government area.
Speaking while paraded in Minna, Jubrin said that he regretted his action as he did not know it will lead to the Imam’s death.
Briefing newsmen at the Police Headquarters, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said the suspect confessed he killed the Imam in the bout of anger.