A 29-year-old man identified as Mustapha Idris, accused of killing his girlfriend has confessed to the crime.
The suspect, from Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa state, has been arrested for killing his 20-year-old girlfriend, Nafisa Hashimu, who was three months pregnant for him.
According to Audu Jinjiri, the state police command spokesperson, Mustapha and Hashimu, a divorcee, were live-in lovers at Daneji village in the state. The deceased recently found out she was three-months pregnant and informed him in excitement. He however got angry and stabbed her to death. Her body was found in a bush at the outskirts of Daneji village about 22 kilometres from Ringim town.
When interrogated, Mustapha said he killed his girlfriend to avoid the shame of giving birth outside wedlock.
“I’m ashamed of how the society will see us after she delivers the unborn child out of wedlock, and thus I decided to terminate her life to stay away from shame,” he said.
The police spokesperson in Jigawa, Audu Jinjiri, said the corpse of the deceased was found in her pool of blood in a bush at the outskirts of Daneji village about 22 kilometres from Ringim town.
Mr Jinjiri said police preliminary investigation found that the late Ms Hashimu was a divorcee, adding that she was certified dead by a medical doctor and released to relatives for burial.
The suspect would be charged to court to face the wrath of the law, the police spokesperson said.
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