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Man strangles pregnant girlfriend in Kano, lands in police custody


The Police in Kano State have arrested one Philibus Ibrahim for allegedly strangling his pregnant girlfriend, 22-year-old Theresa Yakubu.

The Command’s Commissioner, Mamman Dauda, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

Ibrahim, who committed the offence in Tudun Wada Local Government Area, was arrested alongside his accomplice, Gabriel Bila, both of Unguwar Korau Tudun-Wada Local Government Area.

According to Dauda: “On April 2 at about 4:30pm, we received information from a good Samaritan that a lady was seen lying on the roadside, unconscious on Kano-Jos Road in Anadaria Village.

“On receiving the information, a team of policemen rushed to the scene and the victim was taken to Tiga General Hospital, where she was confirmed dead by a doctor.

“Investigation, however, revealed that the victim left Nassarawan Kuki for Yantomo Village in Garin Babba LGA of Kano on March 27, at about 6pm.

“In the course of an investigation, the principal suspect was arrested and confessed to committing the offence by using the victim’s veil to strangulate her.”

Dauda said investigation is ongoing, and the suspects would be charged to court at thereafter.


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