Palpable tension engulfed Janbulo quarters, Kumbotso local government area of Kano after a Chinese man allegedly stabbed his lover, a 23-year-old woman, to death.
The incident reportedly happened around 10pm on Friday after the suspect came to visit the deceased, identified as Ummakulsum Sani Buhari, at her parents’ house located adjacent National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) office.
Information about what transpired between the duo remains sketchy as at the time of filing this report. However, a medical doctor has certified Ummakulsum dead.
Abubakar Mustapha, a neighbour to the deceased, disclosed that she was a divorcee and the suspect was her boyfriend.
“The incident happen around 10:00pm last night. The murderer was her boyfriend since before she got married. Her husband divorced her and they went on with their friendship as boyfriend and girlfriend. He often went to her house. She was taken to UMC Zhair Hospital not more than a kilometre away from her house and she died.”
“Khaleed, her brother stopped the mob from attacking the murderer when he came back for his car when he entered the house because he (Khaleed) thought that will be lead to a different thing. The man was then caught and handed over to the police,” Mustapha told Daily Trust
Another neighbour, Muhammad Sani, told one of our reporters that the suspect once attempted suicide because of the girlfriend but with the intervention of the police, the matter was settled.
“When she was about getting married, he once attempted suicide because of his love for her until the police intervened and everything was settled,” he said.
He added that the suspect had been taken to the divisional police station at Dorayi quarters. The deceased, Ummakulsum, popularly known as ‘Ummita’ attended Kano School of Nursing and Midwifery.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Kano, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the incident and promised to provide more information later.