By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
A 37 year-old wife of a businessman, Rabi’u Hassan who was stabbed to death, is demanding for justice over the killing of her husband, saying the killer has taken away her joy.
The deceased’s wife, Umma, who spoke with newsmen amidst tears on her cheeks said the life of her husband cannot be wasted without the suspect paying for his sins.
Umma said, “Since he has killed someone, it is best that he is also killed. In fact, if I meet him face to face, I can kill him because he has killed my husband. He has brought me pain, so I wish he also suffers pain”.
She explained that her husband left the house at about 11:30pm on Monday and told her he was going to watch the people who were holding a rally to celebrate the victory of the Bauchi Governor-elect, Sen. Bala Mohammed, before the unfortunate incidence happened.
Umma said that when her husband went out of the room, “I wanted to lock the room but he told me not to lock the room. After he failed to return, I became worried and I heard people talking. When I asked what the noise was all about, I was told that my husband was killed. I felt terrible. A lot of people who knew my husband felt the pain, how much more, I was married to him for eight years”.
The bereaved, a mother of four, said she has no idea what was the motive for killing her husband.
“But I was told that people raised alarm, thief, thief’. The man was carrying a knife and when my husband succeeded in disarming him did not know that the man had another knife in his pocket which he used to stab my husband. That was the story I heard”.
She described her late husband as a peaceful man saying “I cannot get a replacement for my husband because we lived in peace all these years with him, because he was a loving husband and father. His death has brought sorrow and created a vacuum in our lives. What can console us if justice is done by bringing my husband’s killer to book, just as he has done should be done to him as it is written”.
Meanwhile, the Bauchi State Police Command said they have arrested the suspected killer, a 33-year old identified as Mohammed Bako, a resident of Yelwa Makaranta.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar disclosed that the suspect was arrested by operatives of the Yelwa Divisional Police Headquarters early hours of last Tuesday.
Abubakar stated that the suspect allegedly stabbed Rabi’u Hassan and another man identified as Sadiq Adamu, 26, a National Diploma two office Technology student of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.
He explained that the suspect had attempted to steal a motorcycle but the people the raised alarm and he took to his heels.
The police spokesman disclosed that the two victims were rushed to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi for treatment.
“Unfortunately Rabi’u Hassan died receiving treatment while Sadiq Adamu survived and is receiving treatment at the same hospital”, he said.
The Police Public Relation Officer said that the case was under investigation after which the suspect will be charged to court.