A new wife identified as Fatima Aliyu has been burnt to death by her husband’s first wife.

The incident, happened in Minna, Niger State capital.

Late Fatima Aliyu

The first wife, Amina Aliyu, was said to have beaten up her co-wife before locking the house and setting it ablaze.

Before getting married seven weeks ago, the deceased resided at Sabuwar Unguwa area in Katsina metropolis.

A family source, who pleaded anonymity, said the two wives were not living in the same house.

“They were not living in the same house but the first wife went to her house which is not far from hers and beat her up before locking her up in the room which she set ablaze,”

Meanwhile, Niger State Police Command has confirmed the incident, saying the case was reported to the command by one Bello Lawal.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said, “ one Bello Lawal of Gwari Motors Bosso road Minna reported on behalf of one Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi 45yrs of Mandela road Sauka Kahuta that one Fati Aliyu his second wife and of same address was found laying dead in her pool of blood inside her parlor with part of her body burnt.

Late Fati and Dad

“Immediately the information was received, the Command swung into action and arrested one Amina Aliyu age 24yrs of the same address, a senior and co-wife to the deceased whom was alleged to have killed the deceased with a mortar pestle.

“The exhibit used was recovered while investigation has commenced and the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.”