other suspects, arrested for various forms of crimes and criminal offences,
paraded by the state’s Commissioner of Police, Besen Gwana, at the Police
Saminu Usman, aged 27, after adding poisonous substance in the food she served
left-over poisoned meal, the sister-in-law, Shafa’atu Usman, 23, who ate three
spoons of the left-over, survived the incident.
man’ On why she committed the crime, Dausiya said she was forced to marry
Saminu, whereas she was in love with one Abdulrasheed, a neighbour.
who spoke with tears rolling down her cheeks, said she had been dating
Abdulrasheed for over two years and that he was responsible for the pregnancy
she was carrying at the moment.
In her words: “My Uncle, Yahaya, gave my hands
in marriage to a man, Saminu, who I don’t love. And I told them I don’t love
him. “When I told my uncle I don’t love him (my husband), he insisted that the
marriage must go on. “His wife, Ina Yahaya, intervened that since I said I
don’t love the man, he (my uncle) should allow me be.
But he shut her mouth up,
saying she cannot take decisions for him and that he has the right and
authority over me and not her. “Our marriage was two weeks old.” I was pregnant
for another Asked why she suddenly rejected her husband as it was reported
that, initially, she was in love, Dausiya said: “He had an accident, which
affected his brain before the marriage.”
Asked about the pregnancy she is
carrying, she said: “Abdulrasheed impregnated me. He is in our village. He
lives near our house. He is my boyfriend.
He is the one I love. We are two
years into the relationship.” Asked where she got the poison and how she did
it? She said: “I sent someone to buy it for me. I bought N40 poison.” The
poisoned dish was a rice and bean meal. Another woman knifed by boyfriend In a
related development, the Police also paraded one Abubakar Musa Sule, who
attempted to murder his girlfriend, Aisha Dikko. He, also, confessed to
committing the crime.
Police Commissioner, Gwana, said the incident happened in
Charanchi Local Government Area of the state, when the girlfriend told her
boyfriend she was betrothed to another man. Out of jealousy, Gwana added, he
attempted to murder her, using a knife and inflicting serious injury on her.
said the victim was rescued by a good Samaritan and was rushed to General
Hospital, Kurfi, where she is currently on admission and responding to
treatment. Abubakar, a job seeker, said he committed the crime out of anger
because she wants to leave him and marry another man after dating for five
His words: “I took her on my motor bike into the bush and used my knife
to slit her neck. Aside that she wants to leave me for another man, she became
a spoiler as she go to any lady I try to propose to, to obstruct the
relationship. “After I carried out the act, I was disturbed and couldn’t sleep
at night. When the Police came to arrest me in my house, I was awake as I could
not sleep. Her mother reported the case to the Police.” Others arrested and
paraded include members of a syndicate that specialised in strangulating
motorcycle riders and snatching their bike; and another that specialised in car