A man, Hussain Zubairu has been arrested by the police in Kogi State for allegedly stabbing his pregnant neighbour, Bose Muhammed to death. He was said to have stabbed the woman in the stomach with a pair of scissors.
She was rushed to a hospital in the area but died on arrival. Muhammed and the friend were said to be talking about a lost mobile phone when the suspect interfered. It was gathered that she cautioned Zubairu not to meddle in their discussion and afterwards, an altercation ensued between both.
The suspect was said to have become enraged and descended on the woman with the scissors. According to the police, the suspect was described as violent by some residents of the area, while others claimed he was on drugs.
The source said, “Many residents within that area said he was a drug addict but that has not been confirmed. I learnt the woman (Muhammed) had always been trying to avoid him because he was troublesome. On that day, the victim and her friend were chatting and he interrupted.
“She told him to mind his business and that infuriated him. He removed a pair of scissors he hid in his trousers, stabbed her in the stomach and fled. The woman lost a lot of blood. She was pronounced dead on getting to the hospital. She was pregnant, but was not living with her husband.”
Zubairu, said to be in his 30s, was later arrested by detectives from the Okene Police Division while the deceased had been buried according to Islamic rites.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Kogi State Police Command, ASP Willy Aya, confirmed the incident.