22- year- old Ringim Ismail, a 300-level student of Jigawa State College of Islamic and Legal Studies, has been arrested for allegedly slitting the throat of his girlfriend, Salamatu Garba, 22, for refusing to terminate a pregnancy she had for him out of wedlock.
Ismail said he was in a relationship with the 22-year-old for over eight years with a view to consummating the relationship into marriage.
According to him, they made an unsuccessful attempt to abort the pregnancy when it was three-month- old, adding that the deceased however refused his pressure to attempt the abortion again two months later.
He said he therefore decided to eliminate her and anything that had to do with her and the pregnancy.
The suspect said on Saturday, he took Salamatu on a motorcycle to the outskirts of the town, around 9pm, used a jack knife to slit her throat and left her in a pool of her blood after she had collapsed.
“I took her to the outskirt of the town at around 9 p.m. on a motorcycle that I borrowed from a friend. I snuffed life out her after I slit her throat with a jack knife. She was four months pregnant for me and I decided to kill her for refusing to agree to an abortion.”
The suspect exonerated his friends whom he earlier mentioned as colluding in the killing. He said, “I killed her alone, none of my friends followed me.”
Police spokesperson in Jigawa State, Abdu Jinjiri, said the suspect will be charged to court to face the wrath of the law.
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