By: Isa Ahmadu
JIGAWA, North-West, Nigeria – A 23year-old man, Sumaila Dahiru of Jahun Village in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa State, has been arraigned before a court for allegedly killing his pregnant girl friend and deposited her corpse in a bush.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Jigawa Command, ASP Abdul Jinjiri, confirmed this while speaking to Daily News Precise in Dutse.
The Spokesperson said the accused confirmed and admitted killing his pregnant girl friend, late Salamatu Garba who declined abortion, stressing; “we have no alternative but to transfer his case to court for prosecution,” he said.
According to him, investigations revealed that the corpse found in the bush was that of late Salamatu Garba, the pregnant girl friend of the suspect whose last resident is Kofar Gabas in Jahun village.
The Police Spokesman added that the corpse of the deceased earlier deposited at Jahun General Hospital before later released to the family for burial.
ASP Jinjiri further said the suspect has been transfered to the Homicide Section of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Command in Dutse for further investigations.
Sources close to the family of the deceased informed our Reporter that the said the alleged enstranged lover has been in relationahip with late Salamatu Garba for the past three years.
The source added that the deceased became pregnant and was mandated to abort the pregnancy by the suspect which she refused and this might have led to the action of the suspect.
The suspect while speaking to the media confessed to the crime, and begged for liniency, saying “I regret my actions, but I beg for liniency with the constituted authority over my actions.”