Why I attempted killing my neighbour’s 8-year-old daughter with knife — Woman confesses

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A jealous housewife and mother of eight, identified as Fatima Salisu has confessed how she bought a knife for an N300 and attempted to kill her neighbour’s eight-year-old girl, Sharifa over alleged plans by her husband to get married to a second wife through advice from Sharifa’s father.

Fatima, a 35-year-old made the confession when she was paraded by police before newsmen at the Bompai police headquarters.

According to her, “I took Sharifa from Gadon Kaya in Gwale Local Government Area to Mariri in Kumbotso Local Government Area where I attempted to kill her.

“On our way to Mariri, I bought a knife of N300 but I was left with N100 to balance and complete the payment. The seller ask me to bring the balance anytime I return to the area but I told him I’m not residing or returning to the area.

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“I attempted to stab her in the stomach but she prevented it and so I cut her on the neck and later stabbed her in the stomach,” she said.

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It was gathered that the suspect allegedly carried out the act in vengeance and fled to an unknown destination until officers of the Kano State Police Command later arrested her at her hideout somewhere in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State after four days of perpetrating the crime.

However, the husband, Aminu Yusuf, and father of the victim, Usman Abubakar denied allegations of plans to get married to a second wife.

And, the father of the victim, Usman Abubakar demanded justice for his eight-year-old baby who is currently recuperating on her sick bed.