The Jigawa State Police Command has arrested Alasan Audu for allegedly raping his wife to death.
The incident was made known on Friday by the spokesman of the Jigawa State Police Command, Abdu Jinjiri, in a statement.
Jinjiri said the incident occurred in Kankaleru village, Ringim Local Government Area of the state.
The spokesman said Audu was accused of having committed the offence because his wife refused to have sex with him.
The police spokesman explained that the couple, who were only married for 20 days, have been having rumbles as the 17-year-old girl was forced to marry the 30-year-old man against her wish.
Jinjiri said: “Investigation revealed that at about 0400hrs, the suspect went to her (the deceased) as a husband, but she turned down his request as he was not the one she prepared to marry in the first place.
“In the process, he was suspected to have used serious force on her to satisfy his desire.”