Underage: Jealous 21-yr-old wife murders her husband’s 17-yr-old 2nd wife in Kano ~ Matters Arising

The police in Kano state have arrested a 20-year-old lady identified as Suwaiba Shuaibu, for stabbing to death a 17-year-old girl, Aisha Kabir, who her husband had planned to get married to on January 9.

According to the Police Spokesperson in the State, Abdullahi Haruna, says that on January 2, the father of the deceased, Kabiru Jafaru, reported that the body of his 17-year old daughter who got missing on January 1st, 2021, was found in an uncompleted building in their neighborhood.

The distraught father told the police that his daughter was suspected to have been stabbed on her neck by her killer(s).


The police spokesperson said acting on the complaint, an investigation was launched and the suspect was arrested. “Investigations revealed the deceased and the husband of the suspect have been in proposed relationship for over six years and their Wedding Ceremony was scheduled to hold on 9th January, 2021.

During interrogation, the suspect freely confessed she had called the victim on phone, deceived and lured her to an uncompleted building in their neighborhood where she used a sharp knife to stab her on her neck, chest and other parts of her body.

She disclosed she killed the victim out of jealousy, because her husband proposed to marry her.”

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