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UmmuKulsum Murder: Mother, sister testify

A younger sister to Ummukulsum Buhari, Asiya Sani who was allegedly killed by her Chinese lover has on Wednesday told the Kano High Court that she saw her sister’s ex-lover Geng Quanrong stab Ummu with knife and leading to her death.

Asiya stated this while testifying against Geng before the court in the ongoing trial.

She said she peeped through the window and saw him rough handling her on the bed and in the process stabbed her.

“On that fateful day, 16th September 2022, around 9pm in the night, the Chinese national came knocking on our main gate. I was about to open the door when my sister, Ummu stopped me, and I told her how we can allow him to continue to knock the door and disturb the neighborhood. She now told our mother that she has the right to stop him from coming to the house.

“Immediately, our mother opens the door, he hurriedly gains access to the house. When he came in, Ummu said to our mum, you see he has come in and I will call the police to arrest him. It was when she went into the room that he followed her and locked the door.

“We peeped through the window and saw him rough handling her. We screamed for help. He brought out knife. It was at that point that Ummu was begging him. Before our neighbour, Mustapha jumped in through the window, he (the defendant) stabbed her. I saw blood rushing out of Ummu’s neck.

“He (Geng) came out through the window of the sitting room. He rushed out of the house. It was after then that neighbours started coming into the house and making attempt to take her to the hospital. We were advised to wait for police to come.

“When we (Surajo, Abdulsalam and myself) took her to the hospital she was not moving. We took her to UMC hospital and a doctor on duty asked us what happened and narrated what happened to him.

“It was while I was waiting that I proceeded to the Doctors office and I saw Surajo and Sadiq and the doctor confirmed to us that Ummu is dead,” Asiya said.

During her testimony before the court, the deceased’s mother, Fatima Zubairu said they did not fulfill promise of giving out Ummu’s hands in marriage to the Chinese national.

She said Ummu eventually got married out to another man who took her to Abuja but the marriage never lasted barely two months.

The defence counsel, Muhammad Dan’azumi while cross examining the deceased mother asked if she was aware that for three different consecutive times the defendant visited some relatives of the deceased’s family in Sokoto to seal the marriage deal before the deceased was married out.

The Prosecution counsel and Attorney General, Musa Lawan said it has presented two witnesses who testified and were crossed examined before the court and planned to present more witnesses on Thursday.

The presiding judge, Justice Sanusi Ado Ma’aji however adjourned the matter for hearing to the next day.

Reporting by Abdullahi Jalaluddeen; Editing by Muzha Kucha