From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Aisha Kabiru, a 17 year-old teenager, has been arrested by the police in Kano for stabbing 28-year old Bahijja Abubakar to death.
The suspect is being charged for culpable homicide.
A team of.police men from Bompai Police headquarters fished her out from her hideout at Zawaciki quarters in Kumbotso Local Government Area om August 20, 2021.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in charge of the Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who briefed journalists on the murder case on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, said Aisha killed the victim with a knife long after a duel.
The Commissioner of Police has ordered transfer of case to the Homicide Section of Criminal Investigation Department of the Command.
The police boss insisted that the suspect will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.
According to him, “on the 19 August, 2021, a report was received that one Bahijja Abubakar, 28 years old of Shekar Maidaki Quarters, Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano state, was stabbed at the back of her neck and left in a pool of her blood at the same address and the culprit fled to an unknown destination.
“Receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi raised and instructed a team of policemen led by SP Mudassir Ibrahim, Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Kumbotso Division to proceed to the scene.
“The team immediately arrived the area and rushed the victim to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano where she was admitted.
“Unfortunately, on the 20 August, 2021, the victim died while receiving treatment. A suspect, one Aisha Kabiru, 17 years old of the same address with the deceased was arrested on the 20 August, 2021, in a hideout at Zawaciki Quarters, Kumbotso LGA Kano State.
“On preliminary investigation, the suspect confessed she had misunderstanding with the deceased, and as a result, fighting erupted between them.
“They were however, settled, but later on, she took a sharp knife and stabbed Bahijja at the back of her neck which resulted to her death. Having realized her crime, she went into hiding.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi (Nagari-Nakowa) directed that the case be transferred to the criminal investigation Department of the Command, Homicide Section, for discreet investigation.
“Suspect will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.”