The police in Kano state arrested a 20-year-old woman named Suwaiba Shuaibu for stabbing to death a 17-year-old girl, Aisha Kabir, whom her husband had agreed to marry on January 9.
A statement issued by the spokesperson for the state police command, Abdullahi Haruna, indicates that on 2 January the father of the deceased, Kabiru Jafaru, of the Gimawa Village, Doguwa Local Government District, announced that the body of his 17-year-old daughter, who had disappeared on 1 January 2021, had been found in an unfinished building in their neighbourhood. The grieving father told the police that his daughter was believed to have been stabbed to her throat by her attacker (s).
The police spokesperson said they responded on the complaint, visited the scene and evacuated the body to the Tudun Wada General Hospital for examination by a medical doctor. He said the Police Commissioner Kano State Command then raised and ordered the Detectives Unit, headed by Divisional Police Officer Doguwa, CSP Bala Shuaibu, to apprehend the guilty party (s).
Haruna said the squad immediately took action and arrested 20-year-old Suwaiba Shuaibu, who lives in the same address as the deceased and is the second wife of one Shahrehu Alhaji Ali, who also has the same address.
”Investigations revealed the Deceased and the Husband of the suspect have been in proposed relationship for over six years and their Wedding Ceremony was scheduled to hold on 9th January, 2021.
During interrogation, the suspect freely confessed she had called the victim on phone, deceived and lured her to an uncompleted building in their neighborhood where she used a sharp knife to stab her on her neck, chest and other parts of her body. She disclosed she killed the victim out of jealousy, because her husband proposed to marry her.”the statement read
Haruna said that the case was referred to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Homicide Unit, for a confidential investigation. He said the suspect would be charged to the court at the conclusion of the investigation.
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