Kano State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old housewife, Suwaiba Shuaibu, for allegedly stabbing to death her husband’s 17-year-old fiancée, Aisha Kabir, in Gimawa Village, Doguwa Local Government Area of the state.
The Command Spokesmam, Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed the arrest on Tuesday, said the husband, Shahrehu Alhaji Ali and the deceased were in a serious relationship for over six years and scheduled to tie the knot on 9th January 2021 before the ugly incident happened on January 1.
According to him, the housewife, Suwaiba (second wife), got wind of the planned wedding ceremony and lured the proposed new bride (the late Aisha) to an uncompleted building in the neighbourhood where she stabbed her on the neck, chest and other parts of her body.
Haruna said the suspect was arrested following a complaint from the deceased’s father, Kabiru Jafaru, and she confessed to killing the victim out of jealousy because her husband proposed to marry her.
“On 02/01/2021, at about 1030hrs, we received a complaint from one Kabiru Jafaru, of Gimawa Village, Doguwa LGA of Kano State, that the body of his 17-year old daughter, Aisha Kabir, who got missing on 01/01/2021 was found in an uncompleted building in their neighbourhood. 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, further raised and instructed a team of detectives, led by DPO Doguwa, CSP Bala Shuaibu, to arrest the culprit(s).
“The team immediately swung into action and apprehended one Suwaiba Shuaibu, 20 years old and who is a second wife to one Shahrehu Alhaji Ali, all of the same address with the complaint.
“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 the 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 neighbourhood 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.
“As directed by the Commissioner of Police, CP Sani, the case has been transferred to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Homicide Section, for discrete investigation.
“The suspect will be charged to court at the completion of the investigation,” DSP Haruna, however, stated.in a statement.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a pregnant Osun housewife poisoned her three-year-old stepson to death out of jealousy because her husband cared more for the boy’s mother.