The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested a 32-year old woman, Rukayat Abdulkareem who reportedly trailed her husband to his lover’s house where she allegedly stabbed a 17-year old son of her husband’s presumed lover, Awal Sani, to death.
The deceased was a 200 level student of University of Abuja.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abubakar Sodiq Bello told Sunday Sun that the incident happened at Plot 50, Pipeline, Kubwa village, Abuja, on January 11, 2018.
The suspect reportedly left her matrimonial home at Gauraka town, and trailed her husband, Usman Abdulkareem to his lover’s house at Gbazango Pipeline, Kubwa, at about 10:00pm.
CP Bello explained that the suspect saw her husband’s car parked outside and demanded to see him, claiming she needed to get money from him to be able to take their child to hospital.
Sunday Sun further gathered that the situation later degenerated into commotion during which, she allegedly stabbed the 17-year old.
The young Sanni was said to have been rushed to Kaduna General Hospital where he was confirmed dead. The deceased’s mother reported the case at Kubuwa Police Station.
Sunday Sun gathered that the car belonging to the husband of the suspect was smashed by some angry youths before it was taken to the police station.
The suspect, in a chat with Sunday Sun said, “I got married to my husband Usman Abdulkareem in 2008. We are blessed with three children. The deceased’s mother has been dating my husband and I have been suspecting them. This is a woman who has been calling my husband at night. On January 11, 2018 my husband left office and told me that he was going to Kaduna. Around 8:00pm. I called him to inform him that my little baby was very sick and that I had no money on me but he refused to pick his call.
“I left my house to check him at his lover’s house. On getting there, I saw my husband’s car parked in front of the house.
His lover’s children came out and told me to leave. They threatened to kill me if I would not leave. I started crying and begging my husband to come out. At a point I started exchanging words with the woman’s children” she said.
The suspect who hails from Kogi State explained further that “ Later they started beating me. So, I went to my husband’s company car and took a knife and stabbed the boy.
The suspect’s husband however claimed that the mother of the deceased was the family’s nurse. “The deceased’s mother, Safiya Sani, is our family nurse and a widow. She has been our family nurse for a while. My car was faulty and I decided to park it in her house. It was the deceased’s mother who called me on phone that my wife had stabbed her son. I rushed to her house and saw the son in the pool of his own blood. So we rushed him to Kubwa General Hospital around 12:00am where the doctor confirmed him dead.” he said
The deceased mother, in her own account said, “I am a widow and the family nurse to Abdulkareem family. They came to my house for treatments. The suspect had sent me a text message around 9:00pm that day and accused me of having a love relationship with her husband and warned me to stop.
“She later came to my house and called her husband, who was in my house earlier for treatment. She insisted that her husband was in my house. I called the police but she refused to follow them, so they had to leave her.
“Suddenly I heard my daughter calling me that the suspect had stabbed my son, Awal. I called the suspect’s husband, who raced down to my house and we rushed my son to Kubwa General Hospital where the doctor confirmed that he was dead. I want justice to be done on this case,” she added.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department FCT Abuja, Mr. Bala Ciroma confirmed to Sunday Sun that the suspect was being held and added that the corpse of the deceased had been released for burial.