A 17-year-old girl, Aisha Kabiru, of Shekar Maidaki Quarters, Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her neighbour, Bahijja Abubakar, 28 to death.
This was revealed in Kano on Saturday, when the Police spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, paraded the suspect to newsmen.
Kiyawa said she stabbed the victim in the back of the neck and left her in a pool of her blood.
“She was taken to a hospital but she died while receiving treatment,” the PPRO said.
According to him, officers acted on the instruction of the Police Commissioner, Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, when the news reached them.
He disclosed that police officers, led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Kumbotso Division, SP Mudassir Ibrahim, nabbed the culprit at a hideout at Zawaciki Quarters of Kumbotso.
“Receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police raised and instructed a team of policemen to proceed to the scene.
“Within 24 hours, the team arrived the area and arrested the culprit while the victim was rushed to the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, Kano, where she was admitted. Unfortunately, on August 20, at about 0800hrs, the victim died while receiving treatment.
“A suspect, one Aisha Kabiru, of the same address with the deceased was arrested same day, at about 1000hrs, in a hideout,” Kiyawa said.
It was gathered that the teenager confessed committing the crime during interrogation.
She revealed she had a misunderstanding with the deceased, and during argument, fighting erupted between them.
A witness said the initial quarrel was settled, but later on, Aisha took a sharp knife and stabbed Bahijja in the back of the neck, which led to her death.
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