Man kills his wife, Pastor’s wife, others

The Sokoto State Police Command on Sunday confirmed the murder of a 43-year-old woman, Yemisi Adio, by her husband, Taiwo Adio.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Spokesman of the command, El-mustapha Sani in Sokoto on Sunday.

Sani said that the incident took place on Saturday at the old Airport Area of Sokoto city.

He said that the suspect had used the same pestle with which he killed his wife, to kill three other persons.

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The victims, according to him, were: Rachael Adewole, 42, Benice  Adewole,10, and Esther Badelu, 14, all of the same address.Rachael was the wife of Pastor Jacob Adewole, of Faith Baptist Church (Sanctuary of Mercy and Glory), Old Airport Road, Sokoto. Benice Adewole was their only daughter while Esther Badelu, was Benice’s friend.

The police spokesman further said that the pestle had been recovered as an exhibit, while the case was being investigated by the command’s Criminal Investigation Department.

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”All the corpses had been deposited at the morgue of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, for post mortem,” he added.

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