Police operatives in Kano State have arrested and detained a 47-year old Chinese man, Geng Quangrong, for allegedly stabbing a woman, Ummu Kulthum Sani, to death.
The suspect, who claimed that the victim was his lover, reportedly killed her at her family house in Janbulo Quarters, Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State.
The Chinese was said to have accused the victim of deceiving him after a marriage promise to him.
The Kano State Police Command’s spokesman, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement confirmed the incident, disclosing that the it happened around 10.00pm on Friday and that the mother of the deceased raised an alarm as Geng carried out the act.
He said: “On the 16th of September, 2022, we received the report saying a Chinese man, by the name Geng Kwaron, a 47-year-old man, residing in Nassarawa GRA in Kano, went to the residence of his girlfriend, one Ummul Khultum, 22-year-old, at Janbulo quarters in Kano state.
“When they had a misunderstanding, he attacked her with a sharp knife and inflicted a deep cut on her neck and other parts of her body.
“On receipt of this report, Abubakar Lawal, Kano State Commissioner of Police, mobilised police operatives to the scene. The victim was rushed to Murtala Mohammad Specialist Hospital in Kano state where a medical doctor confirmed her dead.
“The suspect was immediately arrested and the case has been transferred to the homicide section, criminal investigation department of the command, and investigation is in progress.”
According to him, the state Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Lawan, had directed that the case be transferred to the state headquarters at Bompai for further investigation and prosecution.
Meanwhile, narrating the incident to the newsmen, the bereaved mother of the deceased, explained that the suspect jumped over the fence of their residence before killing the victim.
The mother said: “The deceased is my daughter and he (the Chinese man) always comes around wanting to see her but she has been refusing.
“This time around when he came, he kept knocking on the door. When I was fed up of him hitting the door loudly, I opened the door and he pushed me aside and got in and started stabbing her with a knife.
“I started shouting and people came running. We rushed her to the hospital but before we arrived, she was dead.
“It happened around 9.30pm. We were at home with her two younger sisters when it happened. Her brother was out and her father is dead.
“It was raining then, people were indoors and couldn’t hear me shouting until when someone came and tried going in through the window.
“I want the authorities to see to this criminal act. It was long since their love affair ended. She got married and later got divorced.
“That was when he came back to her life, pressing that he must see her. He used to come in although we don’t like it but he doesn’t understand. We used to chase him out.
“When I attempted informing the police, my children would refuse and say let’s not take the matter public.
“The man that came to her aid and went through the window; he was the one who caught him and brought him out. He ran off and they chased him and brought him back.
“He is now with the police. She was my eldest daughter but she has two elder brothers. He refused to understand that she doesn’t want to see him.
“When he calls, she doesn’t pick up. That’s when he decided to invade. He knocked at the door for almost an hour.
“She was the one who asked me to go and send him away after which he pushed me away upon opening the gate.
“He went straight to her room. He knows where the room is because he used to come in. In most cases, it’s her brother that used to send him away.
“They first met at Shoprite when she went to buy perfume and they exchanged phone numbers. That’s how they started making out on calls.
“When she got married, they separated until when she was divorced. Her husband suspects they were chatting with him on phone although that was not what led to the failure of her marriage.
“Of course, she told him that she was going to marry him, but because her paternal uncles saw issues coming, they refused and I agreed with them.”