In Bauchi, man stabs girlfriend to death
By our correspondent
A jealous man, identified as ‘Solomon’, in Bauchi has reportedly stabbed his girlfriend, Patience Zakkari, to death for picking a phone call from another lover.
The incident, according to reports, occurred around 1.30 am on Friday in the house of the deceased located at Gwallameji area of Bauchi metropolis.
A source who doesn’t want his name in prinT recounted how the deceased narrated the incident to him before she passed away.
He explained that the deceased and her boyfriend (Solomon) who were popularly known to be in a romantic relationship by most people in the area, had a heated argument when the deceased received a phone call from a male friend in the middle of the night.
“She narrated to me before she died that everything happened at about 1:30 am on Friday morning. According to him, the deceased pocked a phone call from an ordinary male friend and her boyfriend (Solomon) got jealous, started harassing her verbally, and that as she was trying to explain to him, he pounced on her and started hitting her.
Patience took a bottle, hit him on the head in self defence because the beating was too much for her, and the man picked up a knife in response and stabbed her at the back.
He said: “She said she lost a lot of blood before she was rushed to a clinic in the morning where she was treated and brought back home in the evening, when she narrated the incident to me.
“Unfortunately, when I left the place, I heard that the wound degenerated and she was rushed to a hospital where she eventually gave up.”
The deceased was a National Diploma (ND) graduate from the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi. DSP Kamal Abubakar, the state Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the incident to newsmen, adding that the owner of the clinic where she died, had been arrested.