A former member of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Musa Dauda, has been arrested for allegedly killing and secretly burying his ex-wife, Hafsat Musa, at a farm at Muhammed Goni stadium, Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.
The decomposing body of 45-year-old Hafsat was discovered on the farm by her relatives and the Police were informed, spokesperson for Borno Command ASP Sani Kamilu said on Friday.
According to the police spokesperson, Dauda had invited 45-year-old Hafsat to meet with him on her farm in the stadium premises, on Sept. 12.
But the woman went missing thereafter, leading to a frantic search by members of his family and a report to the police, according to Kamilu.
“The case was not reported to the police until a few days later when the decomposing body of Hafsat was discovered on the farm by her relatives,’’ Kamilu added.
He stated that the police swung into action immediately; visited the scene and evacuated Hafsat’s corpse to Umaru Shehu Ultramodern Hospital, Maiduguri for autopsy.
Kamilu stated also that Dauda was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 21 and that he confessed to the commission of the crime.
He added that Dauda said he saw Hafsat with another person on the farm and he clubbed her with a hoe on the head before she slumped and died.
Dauda later buried Hafsat on the farm and fled, Kamilu stated.
The suspect would be arraigned at the conclusion of the investigation, Kamilu assured.