The Plateau Police Command on Thursday confirmed the arrest of Victor Dashit, a 40-year-old man, who allegedly strangled his wife, Irene, who is eight months pregnant.
The command’s spokesman, Terna Tyopev, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that “Victor is in our custody and investigation is on-going. We shall soon take him to court.”
According to him, Dashit is a staff of the National Industrial Court, Jos, who resides at New Abuja area of Jos, killed the wife, a 33-year-old teacher, at their farm in Kangang, on June 2.
Dashit, after killing the woman, called his brother to help him to convey her to the hospital after lying that she slumped few minutes after she complained of feeling dizzy.
A family source disclosed that before the incident, the couple had faced lots of challenges leading to persistent domestic violence.
The source said the situation got worse in May 2016, when the deceased caught her husband in bed with their house help, one Nora, in their home.
“The woman woke up one night sometime in May 2016 and did not see her husband on the bed.