Former Kaduna Poly lecturer Shoots Wife, commits Suicide


A former Principal Lecturer with the Department of Languages, Kaduna Polytechnic, Mr. Austin Umera, has reportedly shot his wife and committed suicide after the act at his residence at Kigo road, Kaduna.

The wife, Dr. Maurin Umera, is said to be a part-time lecturer at the Department of Languages, Kaduna State University (KASU).

It was gathered that she is currently receiving treatment at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna.

ANA reporters disclosed that the incident took place at around 10 am on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital’s mortuary.

The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, confirmed the incident, saying a locally made pistol has been recovered from the scene.

He also added that investigation has commenced into the case.