A 19-year-old woman, Rabi Shamsudeen, has stabbed her 25-year-old husband, Shamsudeen Salisu, to death at Danjanku village, in Malumfashi local government area of Katsina State. The incident, which occurred yesterday morning at about 4:00a.m. was due to a misunderstanding between the young couple.
Neighbours, who said they heard the deceased crying for help, had rushed to their house where they met a locked front door. Some of them however managed to climb over the wall where they met the deceased crawling out of a room and bleeding from a stomach wound.
They were said to have also seen the deceased’s wife standing close by and holding onto a kitchen knife stained with blood. Some of the neighbours were said to have rushed the deceased to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
Spokesperson for the police command in the state, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.According to Isah, the police “received a report that one Rabi Shamsudeen, 19, of Danjanku village, Malumfashi local government area of Katsina State, stabbed her husband with a knife, one Shamsudeen Salisu, 25.
“What really happened was that the neighbours overheard the deceased person shouting, calling for assistance. Immediately, they reached the house, met the front door of the house locked, and there was no way they could gain entrance.“Some of them decided to scale through the fence of the house and what they saw was very disturbing. They met him crawling, coming out from his room with a knife wound. We are investigating to find out what transpired before the dastardly act was committed.”
Meanwhile, the woman accused of stabbing her husband, Bilyaminu, to death, Maryam Sanda, was yesterday sentenced to death by hanging by a high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) presided by Justice Yusuf Halilu Bello.
The police accused Sanda of stabbing her husband multiple times at about 3:50a.m. on November 19, 2017. Bilyaminu is the late son of a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Delivering judgment, Justice Yusuf convicted Maryam on circumstantial evidence. The police insisted the killing was premeditated. The police also accused Sanda’s mother, Maimuna Aliyu; her brother, Aliyu; and Sadiya Aminu, her housemaid, of tampering with evidence by cleaning the blood and other elements of proof from the crime scene, but the charges were later dropped. They were charged with conspiracy in the murder case.