A man has been arrested by police in Yola, Adamawa state for the murder of his girlfriend who he stabbed to death because she was seeing another guy.
Muhammed Adamu has been dating 24-year-old Hauwa Muhammad since 2014 and, according to him, she was the perfect girlfriend. But after waiting years for him to marry her, and he didn’t, another man showed interest in her and Hauwa indicated interest in moving forward with the man. This angered Adamu and he stabbed her in Yola.
Confessing to his crimes during a press conference, Muhammed Adamu said:
My name is Muhammed Isa Adamu from Potiskum LG. I started dating Hauwa since 2014. She was obedient to me. She never offended me. I have been abusing drugs for almost five years. I even went to Azare General Hospital to seek medical advice in order to get rid of my addiction.
I tried as much as possible to convince my family to meet Hauwa’s over our marital arrangement but my effort became unsuccessful.
Eventually another guy started dating her. That was the beginning of our problem. She told me that if my family could not meet hers, I should allow the other guy to do so. Apart from that, there was no problem between the two of us.
One day I didn’t know what happened to me, I took my ‘Exol’ and decided to end the lives of both of us. I killed her alone with a knife. I equally wanted to kill myself. May her soul rest in peace: she stopped me from doing that. While she was bleeding, she said I should not kill myself.
She further advised me, before she bled to death, that I should repent and seek Allah’s forgiveness. I then promised her not to kill myself and that I will report myself to the police. Which is why when the DPO ‘C’ division called me, I reported at once.
Adamu, who is about 30 years old, said that he was a fresh graduate from Federal College of Technical Education, Potiskum, affiliated to Federal University of Technology Minna.