Photos of 24-year-old Kano housewife, Hafsat Sirajo, with Nafiu Hafiz Gorondo, who she stabbed to death, have surfaced on the internet.
According to the State Commissioner of Police, CP Muhammad Usaini Gumel, Hafsat confessed to singlehandedly committing the crime by stabbing Nafiu several times with a knife after he allegedly tried to stop her from committing suicide.
The police commissioner said her husband, Dayyabu AAbdullahi, 38, and their guard (Maigadi) Malam Adam 65, were also arrested for aiding and concealing the dead body to cover up the offence of culpable homicide.
Her face covered with a veil, Hafsat told newsmen that the deceased who stayed with the couple tried to stop her from killing herself and confiscated a knife from her hand.
“I had a small cut on my hand and he asked me to go and change my clothes. Coming out from the bathroom I saw him laying down and I grabbed the knife and stabbed him severally,” she said.
The husband of the suspect Dayyabu Abdullahi said he personally called relatives of the deceased in Bauchi to break the news.
“I called his parents in Bauchi to tell them that Nasiru has died. And Baba here suggested that we should wash the dead body”. Dayyabu said.
In the meantime, the father of the deceased, Malam Hafizu Gorondo, is suspicious that the couple might have conspired to kill his son because of some outstanding monies Dayyabu owed his son.
He said his son had told him of the failure of Dayyabu who was also his business partner to repay him an outstanding loan of a N25m.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement on Sunday, December 24, said more details on the incident would be revealed after the investigation.