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NSCDC arrests woman for allegedly stabbing husband to death in Nasarawa

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a 22-year-old woman in Nasarawa State for allegedly stabbing her husband to death over phone conversation with another woman.

The state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr. Mohammed Mahmoud-Fari, disclosed this to journalists on Thursday in Lafia.

Mahmoud-Fari said the suspect was arrested on Tuesday from Obene, Keana local government area of the state after allegedly committing the act.

According to him, the suspect stabbed the husband with a kitchen knife after an argument over a phone call from a strange woman.

Mahmoud-Fari said the command had conducted medical checks on the suspect and found her to be mentally sound.

The NSCDC official said investigation had been concluded and the suspect would soon be arraigned in court for alleged culpable homicide.

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Meanwhile, the suspect, a mother of one who claimed to be pregnant, told journalists that the act was not intentional.

According to her, she was using the knife to peel yam before the altercation and mistakenly stabbed her husband in a bid to collect the phone from him.

She regretted her action and pleaded for leniency.

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