The Kano State Police Command has arrested Philibus Ibrahim, who allegedly strangled his pregnant girlfriend, 22-year-old Theresa Yakubu, in Tudun Wada Local Government Area of the state. Ibrahim was apprehended alongside his accomplice Gabriel Bila, both of Unguwar Korau Tudun-Wada LGA.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Mamman Dauda, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Kano. According to Dauda, a good Samaritan had reported that a lady was seen lying on the roadside, unconscious on Kano-Jos Road in Anadaria Village. The victim was taken to Tiga General Hospital where she was confirmed dead by a doctor.
Further investigation revealed that the victim left Nassarawan Kuki to Yantomo Village in Garin Babba LGA of Kano on March 27. The principal suspect was arrested and confessed to the crime, stating that he used the victim’s veil to strangle her.
The police are continuing their investigation, and once completed, the suspects will be charged to court. This tragic incident underscores the need for increased efforts to prevent domestic violence and protect vulnerable individuals in society.