The Niger State Police Command said it has arrested one Fatima Sani, 37 of Gobirawa village in Mashegu Local Government Area for allegedly stabbing her mother-in-law to death.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Alhaji Adamu Usman, made this known to newsmen in Minna on Monday.
Usman said the suspect had a misunderstanding with her husband, Sani Umaru, on April 23 which resulted in a divorce.
According to him, the suspect alleged that her mother-in-law, Aishatu Umaru, 70 of Tozon Daji village instigated her son to divorce her.
He said ”It was based on this assumption that the suspect traced the mother-in-law to her village and stabbed her to death.
”The case is under investigation and the suspect would soon be charged to court.”
He also appealed to residents to volunteer information about suspected criminal elements in their midst.