Man kills girlfriend over pregnancy ownership in Katsina


The Katsina State Police Command succeeded in arresting one Shafi’u Haruna, aged 27, a boyfriend to one Hamsiya Lawal, aged 14, on 3rd of March 2020 at about 10:30 pm, based on a tip-off.

The suspect was alleged to have killed his girlfriend sometimes in December 2019, over a dispute on the ownership of her pregnancy.

In the course of the investigation, the suspect confessed to have taken the victim into the bush, strangled and smashed her head with a heavy stone, killing her instantly.

In a confessional video issued by the police, Haruna said: “I killed her, she came to me one Friday telling me she missed her period for two months and demanded N1,500 from me to address it.

I once had sex with her and told her I don’t have such amount but we should meet later. When we met, I pleaded with her but she refused; I strangled her and later used a stone to smash her head.”


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