Machete [Photo: Courtesy]

A man in Niger State Nigeria is cooling his heels in police cells after he was arrested for killing his neighbour over suspicion he made amorous advances to his wife.

According to Punch, Umar Audu, 21, was arrested after he hacked Abubakar Mohammadu to death in Wawa village, New-Bussa.

Audu is said to have warned Mohammadu several times in the month of May to stay away from his wife after she notified him that the neighbour was making sexual advances.

Umar Audu [Photo: Courtesy]

When he persisted, the suspect allegedly grabbed a machete, confronted Mohammadu and inflicted deep cuts on his head.

“I am ready to bear the consequences. Let the law take its course. I am fulfilled that Mohammadu will never see my wife again,” Audu told Northern City News on being arrested.


Investigations have been launched into the incident according to Mohammad Abubakar the state’s Police Public Relations Officer.