Police command in Kano has affirmed the arrest of a 20-year-old housewife, Suwaiba Shuaibu, for purportedly stabbing one Aisha Kabir to death few days to her wedding.
Aisha was said to have accepted a proposal for union with Malam Shahrehu Alhaji Ali, the spouse of the suspect, before her abhorrent homicide by her to-be co-wife on January 1 at Gimawa village, Doguwa Local Government Area of Kano State.
The spokesman, Kano police command, DSP Abdullahion Haruna Kiyawa, who affirmed the incident in a statement issued early Tuesday, said the deceased was pronounced missing on January 1st and her corpse was found the next day in an uncompleted building within her neighbourhood.
According to the statement; “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 area of residence.
“The complainant said the casualty was suspected to have been stabbed on her neck by her killer(s).
“After getting the grievance, the scene was visited and the body was evacuated to Tudun Wada General Hospital for assessment 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 capture the culprit(s).
“The team promptly got the ball rolling 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 a similar location.
“Investigations revealed the deceased and the husband of the suspect have been in proposed relationship for over six years and they were to tie the nuptial knot on 9th January, 2021.
Kiyawa said during interrogation, the suspect uninhibitedly admitted that; “she had called the casualty on phone, tricked 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 revealed she murdered the victim out of jealousy, because her husband proposed to wed her.”
He said the case has been transferred to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Homicide Section, for discrete investigation, adding that the suspect will be charged to court once the investigation is completed.