20-yr-old man beats wife to death over Pap in Niger

A 20-year-old man, identified as Lawalli Danladi, has been arrested by the men of the Nigeria Police Force, Niger State Command, for allegedly beating his wife, Zulai, to death following an argument over the pap she prepared for him at their home in Kadaura village, in Yakila Gunna district of Rafi LGA.

Danladi, who was paraded before newsmen at the Police Command headquarters in Minna, reportedly beat Zulai to a coma; she was rushed to the hospital where she died.

Speaking to newsmen, Danladi said that he did not like the way she prepared the pap and in the cause of the argument, things got heated up, which made him descend on her and beat her mercilessly.

“I never knew she would die; it was just a misunderstanding over mere pap and I did not know that when she fainted, she would not wake up. I should never have beaten her. I regret my action” he said.

The spokesperson of the State’s Police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said the suspect has confessed to having beaten his wife to coma, adding that by the time she was rushed to the General Hospital, Wushishi, she was confirmed dead.

He added that Danladi will be charged to court.

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