A 30-year-old soldier attached to the Nigerian Army, 177 Guards Battalion, Keffi, Abubakar Musa, has allegedly killed his wife, Anitu Hauwa Abubakar.
The soldier who allegedly fled the crime scene at the Shitu Alao barracks, Keffi has, however, been arrested by the state police command.
It was gathered that the suspect had been on the run for over six years and four months.
Parading the suspect at the state Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department, the state command Police Public Relations Officer, Numan Ismaila, said the suspect, who hails from Birni-Kebbi, Kebbi State was arrested on February 8, 2016 by the Nigerian Army and handed over to the police for prosecution.
“The suspect, after he killed his wife, escaped to an unknown destination, but he was eventually arrested by the Nigerian Army and brought to a police division in Keffi for prosecution,” Sumaila said.
He informed a Punch correspondent that the suspect had been tried by the Nigerian Army provost.
“The deceased was killed in the barracks and was found in the pool of her own blood after she was allegedly killed by her husband who escaped to an unknown destination. He later re-appeared and was arrested and tried by the Nigerian Army provost.
“He was subsequently dismissed and handed over to the Nigerian Police for prosecution and the state CIID in Lafia to investigate the matter,” the police spokesman said.