The Chairman, Bogoro Local Government Council of Bauchi State, identified as  Iliya Habila, has suspended the hamlet head of Sabon Layi Kwara, Daniel Salka, over the alleged violence that led to the death of his wife, Hajara.

Marcus Nehemiah, the council’s Director of Administration and General Services, revealed this in a letter addressed to the suspended village head and made available to journalists on Sunday.

Nehemiah said the suspension was with immediate effect pending the outcome of the investigation by the police.

According to Nehemiah, the suspended hamlet head, a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, was alleged to have beaten his wife to death on April 19, 2021.

He stated that Salka was arrested by a combined team of vigilantes and operatives of the Department of State Services on April 26, 2021, in the Bayara suburb and handed over to the police in Bogoro for investigation and possible prosecution.