Sister stabs older brother to death ‘for refusing to allow wedding party’

A teenage mother has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her 30-year-old brother to death after he refused to allow a wedding party for two of his younger sisters.

The suspect, simply identified Ummi attacked the victim, Sani Suleiman on Saturday at Badawa area in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.

Confirming the incident, the Kano State Police Command spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said the Command, through its Badawa Divisional office, received a report at about 5:pm on Saturday that Ummi had stabbed her elder brother on his neck.

Kiyawa said it was learnt that Ummi, who had been engaged in a heated argument with her brother for two days, suddenly stabbed him on the neck, resulting to his death, shortly after he was rushed to a hospital for treatment.

Kiyawa, said an argument ensued because the late Sani allegedly maltreated  his sister’s baby as eyewitnesses claimed that the cause of the tragic incident was the refusal of Sani to organize a traditional wedding party for two of his younger sisters.

Ward Head of Unguwan Gaya Badawa, Alhaji Haliru Mohammed, expressed shock, over the tragic incident.

He said parents of the deceased were rushed to hospital where they are receiving treatment after they slumped following the news of their son’s death.

Meanwhile, the late Sani had been buried according to  Islamic rites.

The PPRO said the Kano State Police Commissioner, Ahmed Iliyasu had ordered the transfer of the case from Badawa Division to the Criminal Investigation Department, at the Police Headquarters, Bompai, for further investigation.


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