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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Murder: Court jailed Chinese for killing ex-lover

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The 47-year-old Chinese man, Geng Quanrong, accused of killing his ex-lover, Ummukulthum Buhari, aka Ummita, in Kano State, has been jailed by a Kano State Chief Magistrate’s Court.

The Kano State Police Command arraigned the Chinese man on Wednesday for allegedly killing his ex-lover, a 23-year-old graduate of Agriculture Science from Kampala University, Uganda. On Saturday, the accused followed the late Buhari to her family house in Kano and forced himself into her room before stabbing her to death.

K. A. Hashim, a senior state prosecution counsel, prayed the court remand the defendant in the correctional centre pending the issuance of legal advice from the Office of the Attorney-General of Kano State.

Hanif Yusuf, the chief magistrate, granted the request of the prosecution counsel and adjourned the case till October 13.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the House of Representatives at the plenary session condemned the murder of Buhari and resolved to investigate the killing. The decision followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by a member of the House, Kabiru Rurum.

Rurum said, “The deceased was a corps member serving in Sokoto State. The House is worried that it took Mr Geng more than an hour to force himself into the room of the deceased (which) shows that the attack and subsequent killing of the deceased person was a well thought out plan by Mr Geng.”

The lawmaker expressed concern that five days after the murder, the Nigeria Police Force had yet to come out with a preliminary report on its investigation.

Rurum stated that the case should be taken more seriously, as the deceased’s family members and citizens of Kano and Nigerians were calling for justice.

Adopting the motion, the House resolved to observe a minute silence in honour of the deceased while urging the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, to “direct a thorough investigation of the gruesome murder.”

The House also urged the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria and the Chinese community in Kano State to “condole with the government and people of Kano State and Nigeria.”

In addition, the House called for the determination of the immigration status of the accused Chinese man.



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