Woman Kills Brother Over Music

The Kano State Police Command said it has arrested a 19-year-old Woman, Mariya Suleiman, of Badawa Quarters, Kano, for allegedly stabbing her brother, Sani Suleiman, to death.

This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations’ Officer, PPRO, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, in a statement in Kano on Sunday.

According to him, the incident occurred on July 6, at about 8 p.m. at Badawa Quarters Kano.

Haruna said that preliminary investigations revealed that Mariya and her late brother had a misunderstanding and in the process, she stabbed him to death.


“The misunderstanding occurred when the victim ordered that the music going on during the marriage ceremony of one of their sisters be stopped which Suleiman resisted. In the process, she used a knife and stabbed him on his neck,” the PPRO said.

He said the victim was rushed to Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Hospital Kano, where he was confirmed dead.

Haruna further disclosed that the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.


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