A 42-year old man identified as Tambaya Alhaji Manu has allegedly slaughtered his 40-year-old mother-in-law, Aisah Barto, at Bangu village in Mahuta town, a village in Fakai Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
Reports say Manu killed his mother-in-law over her refusal to allow him take away his wife who divorced him about a month ago.
“Manu had disagreement with his wife which forced her to relocate to her parent’s house,” a source is quoted to have said.
“After many efforts to resolve the marital crisis proved abortive, he stormed his in-law house to take his wife back. But when family members denied him he drew his cutlass and slaughtered his mother-in-law who died immediately.
“He also attacked other two members of the family, but they were rescued by their neighbours. When he was making efforts to escape, people around overpowered him and he was beaten to death”, the source added.
Police spokesperson in the state, DSP Mustapha Suleiman, confirmed the incident.