Woman killed after withholding employee’s salary in Abuja

Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory FCT Police Command have arrested one Abraham Aliyu for allegedly killing his employer, Mrs. Dzuma Jidayi over salary.


The Commissioner of Police, CP Haruna Garba, disclosed this while parading about 43 suspects at the command headquarters on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

The CP noted that the suspect, who had been on the run, committed the heinous crime on October 10, 2023, in the Garki area of the territory.


It was initially reported that Mrs Dzuma was stabbed to death.

However, according to the commissioner, a preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was working in a water factory belonging to the deceased and he killed her with an iron rod.


“On 12/11/2023, police operatives from Homicide section finally arrested one Abraham Aliyu who has been on the run after killing one Mrs. Dzuma Jidaji at CBN Quarters Garki on 10/10/2023,” the police boss stated.

“Investigation revealed that the suspect was an employee of the deceased and worked in her water factory.

“It happened that the suspect in the course of his duties caused damage to the water pipe. Hence the deceased seized his salary to effect repairs of the damaged pipe.


“This development angered the suspect, and he hit the deceased woman on the head with an iron rod, which resulted in her death.

“The suspect, sensing that her madam had died, stole her handset, a bag containing her ATM cards and some cash and ran away from the scene.


“The long arm of the law caught up with him and he was arrested a few weeks after committing the act. He has since confessed to the crime and will be arraigned in court.”

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