A Chinese man has allegedly stabbed his lover, a 23-year-old woman, Ummakulsum Sani Buhari, to death at Janbulo quarters, Kumbotso local government area of Kano.
The incident reportedly happened around 10 pm on Friday after the suspect came to visit the deceased at her parents’ house located adjacent National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency office.
According to reports, Abubakar Mustapha, a neighbour to the deceased, said she was a divorcee and the suspect was her boyfriend.
“The incident happened around 10:00 pm last night. The murderer was her boyfriend since before she got married. Her husband divorced her and they went on with their friendship as boyfriend and girlfriend. He often went to her house. She was taken to UMC Zhair Hospital not more than a kilometre away from her house and she died.”
“Khaleed, her brother stopped the mob from attacking the murderer when he came back for his car when he entered the house because he (Khaleed) thought that will be lead to a different thing. The man was then caught and handed over to the police,” Mustapha said.
Meanwhile, Kulsum Sani Buhari, the lady killed in Kano, has been buried in Kano State in line with Islamic rites.
It was gathered that her body was interred around 11 am on Saturday, with family, relatives, friends, and mourners in attendance.
The 23-year-old victim, also known as Ummita, was allegedly murdered by a Chinese man identified as Mr. Geng.
The deceased, a graduate of Agriculture Science from Kampala University in Uganda, was a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Sokoto.
Geng had a relationship with Ummita for about two years before she settled for another man within the city.
But she returned to her family home after the marriage crashed. Geng, who is yet to get over his heartbreak, tracked Ummita and allegedly stabbed her to death.
Public Relations Officer, Kano Police Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa said the report of the preliminary investigation would be made public soon.
Geng is in the custody of the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) after operatives saved him from mob action.