By Uzair Adam Imam
A wrestler who murdered his wife for requesting a divorce letter has been sentenced to death by Adamawa State High Court.
The man, identified as Thank-You Grim, was said to be a renowned wrestler from the Silli community in Guyuk Local Government Area of Adamawa state.
The Chief Judge, Justice Nathan Musa, while delivering the judgment on Tuesday, said the prosecution had convinced the court that the man had committed the offence and the court, therefore, sentenced him to death by hanging.
Narrating the incident, some residents told journalists that Grim had thrown his wife, Kwalla, on the ground before using a pestle to hit her in the head, which led to her death.
It was gathered that the couple had lived separately since January 2018 following irreconcilable differences.
However, when the deceased fell in love with another man and wanted to remarry, she asked Grim for a divorce letter, a development that frustrated him.
The resident disclosed that instead of granting her request, the wrestler lured the deceased to come over to collect the letter.
At she arrived, the man started pleading with her to return to him, a proposal she outright rejected.
That was said to be the start of their argument, resulting in him hitting her with a pestle, leading to her death.