Police arrest man, 20, over death of 17-year-old girlfriend


The Jigawa State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old man, Abubakar Abdullahi, over the death of his 17-year-old girlfriend, Habiba Samaila.

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The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Lawan Adam, confirmed the arrest of the suspect in a statement issued on Thursday night.

He said the suspect, a resident of Koral village, Garki LGA of the state, was alleged to have been a boyfriend of the deceased.

He also said that the suspect was allegedly last seen together with the deceased.

The PPRO further said “On August 15, 2023, at about 2000hrs, one Malam Samaila ‘m’ age 50 years of Beguwa village, reported at Ringim Police station that, on August 14, 2023, at about 2000hrs, his biological daughter one Habiba Samaila ‘f’ aged 17 years of the same address, left house and all efforts to locate her proved abortive.”

According to him “report revealed that, on the same date, the said Habiba was seen with one Abubakar Abdullahi ‘m’ aged 20 years of Koral village Garki LGA, who happened to be her boyfriend.”

He pointed out that on receipt of the information, the suspect was immediately arrested.

He noted that afterwards, on August 16, 2023, at about 1800hrs, her decomposed body was found in a well, tied up with a rope.

The police spokesman explained that after evacuation, the body was taken to General Hospital Ringim, for medical examination and thereafter, confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

He said the suspect would be arraigned before the court to face the full wrath of the law upon completion of the investigation at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Dutse.