Men of the Kano State Police Command have arrested one Philibus Ibrahim for allegedly strangling his pregnant girlfriend, 22-year-old Theresa Yakubu.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Ibrahim, who committed the offence in Tudun-Wada Local Government Area of the state, was arrested alongside his accomplice, Gabriel Bila, both of Unguwar Korau Tudun-Wada Local Government Area.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mamman Dauda, confirmed the arrest to NAN on Tuesday in Kano.
Dauda said, “On April 2 at about 4.30 pm, 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 to Yantomo Village in Garin Babba Local Government Area of Kano on March 27, at about 6pm.
“In the course of the investigation, the principal suspect was arrested and he confessed to committing the offence by using the victim’s veil to strangulate her.”
Dauda said the investigation was ongoing and once completed, the suspects would be charged.