Thirty-year-old Tambaya Usman has killed his 28-year- old cousin, Umar Musa, for allegedly sleeping with his wife in Jaguwa community, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.
Usman said that he caught his 22-year-old wife, Hajo Gambo Tambaya having sexual intercourse with the deceased on their matrimonial bed.
He said further that he angrily cut the head of the deceased with a machete.
Usman said he attacked the deceased because it was not the first time he had caught him with his wife.
He said that the matter had been brought to the attention of relatives who intervened and cautioned the deceased.
“I was angry that he was still sleeping with my wife even after he had been warned several times.
“When he was caught before, he apologised for the act and promised never to engage in such misdeed again but to my surprise, he did it again. I did not mean to kill him. I only wanted to injure him,” he stated while being paraded by the police.
Niger police spokesman DSP Abiodun Wasiu confirmed the incident, informing that Usman was arrested by Police operatives attached to Kagara Division.
He said that during interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime with the claim that he caught the deceased sleeping with his wife.