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Jealous lover stabs girlfriend to death over midnight call in Bauchi

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A lover man in Bauchi State has reportedly stabbed his girlfriend to death over a phone call in Gwallameji, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis. The middle-aged man, who was simply identified as Solomon, allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Patience Zakkari, to death for receiving a phone call in her apartment.

The Guardian gathered that the deceased was with Solomon at Destiny Connection Villa before the incident occurred at about 1:30a.m. on Friday. A source in the area who did not want his name in print narrated how the deceased briefed him of the incident before she finally died.

He said the deceased and Solomon who were popularly known to be in a romantic relationship by most people in the area, had a heated argument when the deceased received a phone call from a male friend in the middle of the night.

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“She narrated to me before she died that everything happened at about 1:30 a.m. on Friday morning. She said she received a phone call from just an ordinary male friend and her Solomon got jealous and started harassing her verbally. As she was trying to explain to him, he pounced on her and started hitting her.

“She took a bottle, hit him on the head in self defence because the beating was too much for her and the man picked up a knife and stabbed her in the back in retaliation. She said she lost a lot of blood before she was rushed to a clinic in the morning where she was treated and brought back home in the evening when she narrated the incident to me.

“Unfortunately, when I left the place, I heard that the wound degenerated and she was rushed to a hospital later that night where she eventually gave up,” the source explained.

Also, Mercy Cirfat, who resides in the area, said Solomon, who lives two blocks away from his girlfriend’s house, had taken to his heels after the incident. She added that the deceased was a National Diploma (ND) graduate from the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.

The police have also confirmed the incident, saying it was true, adding that the owner of the clinic where she died had been arrested, the police spokesperson in Bauchi State command, DSP Kamal Abubakar, said.

The police have also arrested the suspect, Solomon Peter, who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death for flirting with another man. The murder suspect perpetrated the dastardly act on Friday at a lodge named Destiny Connection, which is located in the Gwallameji area of Bauchi metropolis before fleeing the scene of the incident.

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DSP Abubakar disclosed the arrest of Solomon to newsmen in Bauchi, the state capital. According to him, he was arrested on Sunday evening following a tip-off.

The PPRO, while giving the police account of the alleged murder, said Solomon caught Patience flirting with another man at the local pub, which resulted into a heated argument between the duo when they got home.

Although, DSP Abubakar said he could not ascertain who first stabbed who but he explained that the duo after the heated argument engaged in a violent fight at the victim ‘s residence on Saturday morning, which led to the stabbing.

“When the incident happened, without informing the police, her friends took her to a clinic for treatment because the boyfriend stabbed her twice. However, the clinic also treated her without informing the police; and discharged her the same day.

“When the thing became worse, they took her back to the clinic where she was put on a drip and eventually gave up. We have arrested the owner of the clinic and the staff that treated her because they did not inform the police.”

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