Solomon Peter(23), who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Patience Zakaria(25) to death says it was over an argument about a phone call.
Peter who was arrested by the police following the death of his girlfriend on January 24 said the incident happened during an altercation in which he allegedly stabbed her in Gwallameji, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis.
He was quoted by Daily Trust as saying, “We were having an issue which I was trying to resolve. This is over one man who called her a prostitute. I asked her what relationship she had with the man and the next thing was her breaking a bottle on my head. She hit me with a bottle and there were witnesses when the incident happened.”
“It was not that I tried to kill her but I did it as a self defense because she broke my head with the bottle. At the time of the incident I did not intend to kill her rather, I acted in self defense out of anger.
“Our relationship is over one year and I had intention to marry her. I feel very bad over the outcome of my action, it was not intentional. I regret my action,” he added.
The spokesman of the police in Bauchi State, DSP Kamal Abubakar, confirmed the report saying , “When he realised that she was unconscious amidst blood, he took her to a clinic for treatment.
“However, the clinic also treated her without informing the police and discharged her the same day. “When her condition became worse, they took her back to the clinic where she was put on a drip and she eventually died while receiving treatment. We have arrested the owner of the clinic and the staff that treated her because they did not inform the police,” he said.
DSP Abubakar added that the suspect tried to hide the crime but that before fleeing the scene of the incident, he was arrested by the police. He said preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased was a student who came from Borno State to study at the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi and was living in a rented apartment.
“We do not know whether the deceased was still a student or has graduated from the purported school.