A Chinese national, identified as Geng Kwaron, has been arrested in Kano for allegedly stabbing a 22-year-old woman to death.
Abdullahi Kiyawa, police spokesperson in the state, confirmed the development to TheCable on Saturday.
Kiyawa said the incident occurred at about 10pm on Friday.
According to him, Kwaron, who resides in Nassarawa GRA in Kano, went to the house of UmmulKhultum Sani at Janbulo quarters in the state.
The police spokesman, who said the victim was the girlfriend of Kwaron, added that they had a “misunderstanding”, after which the suspect attacked her with a sharp knife.
“She was his girlfriend. The incident happened yesterday at about 10pm on the 16th of September, 2022,” Kiyawa said.
“In the evening, we received the report saying a Chinese man, by the name Geng Kwaron, a 47-year-old man, residing in Nassarawa GRA in Kano, went to the residence of his girlfriend, one Ummulkhultum Sani, 22-year-old, at Janbulo quarters in Kano state.
“When they had a misunderstanding, he attacked her with a sharp knife and inflicted a deep cut on her neck and other parts of her body.
“On receipt of this report, Abubakar Lawal, Kano state commissioner of police, mobilised police operatives to the scene. The victim was rushed to Murtala Mohammad Specialist Hospital in Kano state where a medical doctor confirmed her dead.
“The suspect was immediately arrested and the case has been transferred to the homicide section, criminal investigation department of the command, and investigation is in progress. ”
Meanwhile, Nigerians have taken to social media to demand justice for the 22-year-old, with #JusticeForUmmita currently trending on Twitter,