A housewife, Suwaiba Shuaibu, has been arrested for allegedly killing a 17-year-old girl, Aisha Kabir, few days to her wedding.

Spokesman of Kano State Police Command, DSP Abdullahion Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Tuesday, and said the incident happened on January 1 at Gimawa village, Doguwa Local Government Area of the state.

Kiyawa said that the victim was murdered after accepting a proposal for marriage from Malam Shahrehu Alhaji Ali, the husband of the suspect.

The Police Spokesman said the deceased was declared missing on January 1 and her corpse was discovered the following day in an uncompleted building within her neighborhood.

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He noted that Shuaibu confessed that she killed the victim out of jealousy because her husband proposed to marry her.

Kiyawa said the case has been transferred to the command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Homicide Section for discrete investigation.

He added that the suspect will be charged to court at the completion of the investigation.

The statement read: “On 02/01/2021, at about 1030hrs, a complaint was received from one Kabiru Jafaru, ‘m,’ of Gimawa Village, Doguwa LGA of Kano State, that the body of his 17-year-old daughter, Aisha Kabir, ‘f,’ who got missing on 01/01/2021 was found in an uncompleted building in their neighborhood.

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“The complainant said the victim was suspected to have been stabbed on her neck by her killer(s).

“Upon receiving the complaint, the scene was visited and the body was evacuated to Tudun Wada General Hospital for examination by a Medical Doctor.

“The Commissioner of Police Kano State Command, CP Habu A. Sani, psc further raised and instructed a team of detectives, led by Divisional Police Officer Doguwa, CSP Bala Shuaibu, to arrest the culprit(s).

“The team immediately swung into action and apprehended one Suwaiba Shuaibu, ‘f,’ 20 years old, of the same address with the complainant, who is a second wife to one Shahrehu Alhaji Ali, ‘m,’ also of the same address.

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“Investigations revealed the deceased and the husband of the suspect have been in a proposed relationship for over six years and their wedding ceremony was scheduled to hold on 9th January 2021.”

Kiyawa said during interrogation, the suspect freely confessed that; “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.”


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