"Yes, it is true that my brother only got married to her 9 days ago. Nobody can say exactly what actually happened because the whole episode was surrounded by mysteries. I was with him after the supper of that Tuesday, February 28, only to be called the following day that my brother was killed."
Those where the words of Malam Sale Abba, brother of...
Abdullahi Abba, who was killed in front of his house in Zaria, Kaduna State on Wednesday, 29 February 2012, few days after he got married to Hajara.
As a result, the newly wedded bride is now in police custody over the controversial murder of her husband by suspected assassins.
“According to neighbours, he was killed at about 3-4am of Wednesday morning. His corpse was found by the gate. He was stabbed severally. Some neighbours said they heard when he was calling for help but nobody came to his rescue for fear of the unknown," Malam Sale said.
He also added that his late brother's wife "confirmed this, saying they were together when he went out. She also confirmed that she heard his wailing but she thought it was a dog that was pursuing somebody and therefore, she did not bother.”
Kaduna State Police PRO, DSP Aminu Lawal, confirmed the incident, saying the police have launched an investigation into the matter. A source also disclosed that the bride has been transferred to the State CID for further interrogation.