Chief Imam of Enagi town in Niger state, Alhaji Attahiru Alhassan, was stabbed to death by one Umaru Jubrin, for having an affair with his second wife, Aisha Umar.
Police Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun, who confirmed this said the suspect, Umaru Jibrin, confessed to committing the crime in rage after witnessing it and being confronted by the Imam.
The 35-year-old suspect, Jibrin, caught the Chief Imam and his wife in bed at a neighbour’s house, after she went to the toilet behind the compound for over an hour, and went in search of her.
“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,” he said.
He further explained that he was confronted by the deceased and was provoked “during 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 with it,” Jibrin said.
He fled the scene with fear but was later caught at Batali village in the Lavun Local Government Area of the state, he also added that he regretted his action and did not know it would lead to his death.
Angry youths of the town attacked the police station to kill the suspect, but he was relocated to the police headquarters in Minna.