The police in Kano state have arrested a 20-year-old lady identified as Suwaiba Shuaibu, for stabbing to death a 17-year-old girl, Aisha Kabir, who her husband had planned to get married to on January 9.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abdullahi Haruna, says that on January 2, the father of the deceased, Kabiru Jafaru, of Gimawa Village, Doguwa Local government area reported that the body of his 17-year old daughter who got missing on January 1st, 2021, was found in an uncompleted building in their neighborhood. The distraught father told the police that his daughter was suspected to have been stabbed on her neck by her killer(s).
The police spokesperson said acting on the complaint, the scene was visited and the body was evacuated to Tudun Wada General Hospital for examination by a Medical Doctor. He said the Commissioner of Police Kano State command then raised and instructed a Team of Detectives, led by Divisional Police Officer Doguwa, CSP Bala Shuaibu, to arrest the culprit(s).
Haruna said the team immediately swung into action and apprehended 20-year-old Suwaiba Shuaibu, who lives in the same address with the deceased and is the second wife to one Shahrehu Alhaji Ali, also of 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 the case has been transferred to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Homicide Section, for discrete investigation. He said the suspect will be charged to court at the completion of the investigation.
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