A 16-year-old suspect, Idrisu Muhammadu of Evutagi village in the Katcha Local Government Area of Niger State, has said he killed his girlfriend, Fatima Isah, for having an affair with his elder brother.

Muhammadu, who was arrested by the police, was said to have killed his former love interest after her father, Isah Evutagi, decided to give her hand in marriage to another man. It was gathered that the deceased’s father reported the suspect to the police three years ago after he threatened to kill his daughter if she didn’t marry him (suspect).

Speaking to journalists, the suspect said he and his elder brother had been contending for Fatimah’s love. “I told my brother to leave Fatimah for me because I planned to marry her, but he would not listen to me and he kept on seeing her until one day, I lost my temper and killed her.

“Look at what it has resulted to; I am now a murderer. I am going to spend all my life in jail from the age of 16; it is unfortunate.” The Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammad Abubakar, said the suspect had confessed that he killed his victim with a cutlass adding that he  would be arraigned in court after investigation.

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