The Kano State Police Command has confirmed the alleged murder of one Miss Ummu Kulthum Sani, of Janbulo quarters, in Gwale local government area of the State, by a Chinese national, Gheng Chu, who is based in the State, on Friday.
The Police Public Relations Officers, SP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the murder at a press conference yesterday in Kano. According to him, the Command received a distress call on Friday evening at around 10pm, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Lawal Abubakar, dispatched a team to the scene.
He said, “The 47- year-old Chinese visited the residence of his girlfriend, Miss Ummu Kulthum Sani, 22, and they engaged in an argument before he allegedly stabbed her many times with a knife”. Haruna explained that when the Police team reached the scene of the incident they rushed the victim to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, where she was confirmed dead.
Narrating the incident to newsmen yesterday, the mother confirmed that her daughter was in a relationship with the suspect before she got married about three years ago. She explained, “The marriage failed after three months which made the Chinese stalk their house although her daughter never paid attention to him. But on that fateful Friday evening, the sound of his knock on the gate was too disturbing, and I decided to open it and then he pushed me and gained entrance to her room. He stabbed her multiple times with a knife in spite of my struggle to rescue her, and my cries for help were also not noticeable due to heavy rain”.
The Late Ummu Kulthum’s mother said that a passer-by overheard the scream in the room, gained entrance to the room through the window and got hold of Chu, adding that the deceased was rushed to the hospital by people who came to rescue her but that she was eventually confirmed dead.
It was gathered that the Late Ummu Kulthum Sani, who was a youth corps member serving in Sokoto State before her demise, was in a relationship with the suspect when she met her ex-hubby, and that Chu supported the marriage. It was learnt that when he heard of her divorce he returned to her; however, she reportedly refused to accept him back.
Haruna, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect, said that an in-depth investigation into the case had been launched on the orders of the State’s Commissioner of Police.