Police command in Kano has confirmed the arrest of a 20-year-old housewife, Suwaiba Shuaibu, for allegedly stabbing one Aisha Kabir to death few days to her wedding.
Aisha was said to have accepted a proposal for marriage to Malam Shahrehu Alhaji Ali, the husband of the suspect, before her gruesome murder 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 confirmed the incident in a statement issued early Tuesday, said the deceased was declared missing on January 1st and her corpse was discovered the following day in an uncompleted buildings within her neighbourhood.
Accordig 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 neighborhood.
“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.
“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.
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.”
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 at the completion of investigation.