Operatives of Kano state police command on 14th May 2023 at about 1840hrs have arrested a 35-year-old woman identified as Fatima Salisu over attempted murder. She was arrested following a distress call received by the Police from a good Samaritan who reported that he heard a loud cry of a girl from an uncompleted building located at Kureken Sani in Kumbotso LGA, Kano State. He was attracted and rushed to the scene where he met a girl in a pool of blood with a sharp knife being stabbed and the knife being stuck in her stomach, in addition to other injuries on other parts of her body.

On receipt of the report, the victim was immediately rushed to Mallam Aminu Kano Specialist Hospital where she was admitted. The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, immediately directed the immediate launch for a hunt by all Police Officers and to use all available assets to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.

Afterwards, the rescued victim identified as Sharifa Usman (female) 8 years old, of Gadon Kaya Quarters, Gwale LGA Kano while recuperating at the Hospital stated that, “the attack was by a woman in their neighbourhood identified as one Fatima who took her from Gadon Kaya Quarters to the said uncompleted building in Kureken Sani Kumbotso LGA, and stabbed her with a knife on her neck, stomach, left the knife stuck in her stomach, abandoned her and ran away from the scene.

Meanwhile, the husband of Fatima, one Yusuf Aminu (male) of Gadon Kaya Quarters, Gwale LGA, Kano State was arrested. He claimed that his wife, Fatima has evidence of a mental disorder and is unaware of her whereabouts. Sustained follow-up coupled with intelligence-led operations by the Police led to the arrest of the suspect, Fatima Salisu, (female) 35 years old of Gadon Kaya Quarters, Gwale LGA Kano State at a hideout in Dungulmi Village, Isari District, Dutse LGA, Jigawa State on 18th May 2023.

The suspect is currently undergoing investigation at the Police Command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) by Homicide Section. While the suspect has since confessed to committing the crime, she further stated that she committed the act as revenge, because the father of the girl has been advising her husband to marry a second wife.


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